Hi guys, that's me, Florin Parfuss, 21 years of age and with a passion for triathlon. My journey as an athlete started when I was around 12 years old. I was a swimmer and swam around 40-50km a week. Sometimes we had a single session of about 8-9 km, that's about the height of Mt. Everest.
In 2019 I changed my plans and got into triathlon, where I still am. In this sport, I have the variety I need in my life. I am able to swim (around 4 times a week), explore the world on my bike, and go beyond my limits when I do different types of running sessions. I love the challenge myself and that's why I love triathlon. From short to middle-distance at the moment and maybe a long-distance in the future? I don't know it yet. But I know I must train hard and smart to achieve my goals.
Next to my passion I have completed a commercial apprenticeship with a vocational baccalaureate and will start my studies in September 2023 at the ZHAW. I will do a Bachelor of Arts in Communication. Next to that, I am working 50-60% to gain work experience for my future after my sports career.
In my leisure time I enjoy cooking, a good meal in a restaurant, drinking/making coffee, and capturing pictures while traveling the world. Often I can combine my travels with a training camp or a competition abroad.
All the things I'm currently doing wouldn't be possible without a massive team behind me. I have my family and friends always by my back as well as my coaches-team, physiotherapist, manager, and all my sponsors who support me every day to be a better me and to achieve what I want to.