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Jonas Deichmann

The man of extremes

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No distance is too far for Jonas Deichmann. Whether it's from Alaska to Tierra del Fuego or all the way around the globe, the German extreme athlete loves the ultra-long distances in triathlon. With Deichmann, even a complete circumnavigation of Germany becomes a training tour. But the Stuttgart-born athlete achieved his masterpiece in 2020 and 2021: In the midst of the Corona pandemic, Deichmann swam, biked and ran alone around the world - and thus advanced to stardom.

No reason for Deichmann to rest on his laurels. For his "Trans America Twice" project, he will be travelling the route from New York City to Los Angeles twice in 2023. And he is also collecting donations for the aid organisation World Bicycle Relief.

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Hero moments

From sales manager to ultra triathlete: Jonas Deichmann only set up his own business as an extreme athlete in 2018, but his name is already synonymous with impressive achievements and records. Whether it's world records by bike, for the fastest journeys from the North Cape to Cape Town and on the Panamerica, or for the longest swim without an accompanying boat - his projects show his extraordinary stamina and determination. However, Deichmann is not only a sporting hero, but also a hero with a big heart who actively supports and inspires charitable causes. For example, he raised money for educational projects in Africa on the 18,000 kilometers from Norway to South Africa.

Trans America Twice: USA crossing to the power of 2

As part of his "Trans America Twice" challenge, Jonas Deichmann crossed North America twice. On 28 June 2023, he set off from New York on his bike to Los Angeles. After arriving 48 days later, he ran back in 100 days.  Equipped with the "Baba Gump Shrimp Co." cap, he once again lived up to his name as the 'German Forrest Gump'. Arriving in New York, he celebrated his success by taking part in the New York Marathon and running his heart out.

He documented his progress, experiences and impressions on social media. A book about Trans America Twice will be published at Christmas 2023.

Interview about Trans America Twice

Hero Moment: Around the world in 430 days

In 2020 and 2021, Jonas Deichmann has set new standards: Because on September 26, 2020, his most daring and ambitious project to date started in Munich: once around the world in a triathlon! He swam 450 kilometers in the Adriatic Sea completely without an escort boat. World record! On the bike he covered around 21,000 kilometers. And as "German Forrest Gump" he achieved fame on his running leg in Mexico. Deichmann arrived back in Munich on November 29, 2021. He told us about his adventures on the round-the-world trip.

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Jonas Deichmann: book author, film hero and motivational speaker

Jonas Deichmann has long been known outside the extreme sports community. With "Das Limit bin nur ich" (The Limit is Only Me), he has written a book about his spectacular circumnavigation of the globe. In May 2022, the documentary of the same name about the circumnavigation was released in cinemas. With his unique story, Deichmann is also in demand worldwide as a speaker for keynotes and business talks.

Jonas Deichmann schwimmt in der Adria

Jonas Deichmann: The world record man

Meanwhile, Jonas Deichmann has set numerous world records on his numerous extreme tours. Among others:

  • 2020-21: first triathlon around the world - Ironman distance 120 times.
  • 2020 longest unaccompanied swim, Croatia
  • 2019 fastest unaccompanied bike crossing from Cape to Cape (North Cape - Cape Town)
  • 2018 fastest unaccompanied bike ride across South America from north to south
  • 2018 fastest unaccompanied bike crossing of the Panamericana Alaska - Tierra del Fuego
  • 2017 fastest unaccompanied bike crossing of Eurasia from west to east

The biggest fear on tour: cars

Jonas Deichmann has already been through a lot on his extreme tours: various cases of food poisoning, complete isolation in the middle of nowhere. But despite all the risks and dangers, Deichmann revealed what he fears most in the ISPO 2020 interview. Road traffic.

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"I was really scared in Russia. A truck overtook me and the wing mirror touched my shoulder. After that, I had problems focusing for two days. Ten centimeters more and ..."
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Jonas Deichmann: His sponsors and partners

As an extreme sports enthusiast, Jonas Deichmann has been able to win over numerous companies as partners. These include the outdoor, bike and sporting goods brands Globetrotter, Scott, Schwalbe, Lightweight, Ergon, Briko, Science in Sport, Komoot, Ortlieb, Ryzon, Supernova and Athletic Greens.

Deichmann partner Ryzon: The through starters

Facts about Jonas Deichmann

Discipline:Triathlon
Birthday:Apr 15, 87
Birthplace:Stuttgart
Instagram followers:155.000