No distance is too far for Jonas Deichmann. Whether it's from Alaska to Tierra del Fuego or around the entire 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 became a star.
In 2020 and 2021, Jonas Deichmann has set 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. On November 29, 2021, Deichmann arrived back in Munich. He told us about his adventures on the round-the-world trip.
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.
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 - Tierra del Fuego
- 2017 fastest unaccompanied bike crossing Eurasia from west to east