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Waldemar Grichting
Waldemar Grichting, Vice World Champion Hawaii 2017 becomes ambassador of Leukerbad

"Leukerbad - Hawaii, a dream becomes reality" Waldemar Grichting spoke on this topic during the holiday fair in Bern. He also spoke about his hometown Leukerbad, the experience Ironman Hawaii as well as the years of training. And the way from the Gemmi Triatlon to the IRONMAN Hawaii.

Waldemar Grichting, 41, born and raised in Leukerbad, became vice world champion in his age group at IRONMAN Hawaii on 14.10.2017 and thus realized the long-awaited dream Hawaii. At the holiday fair in Bern, where Leukerbad Tourismus is represented annually, he gave a talk about the first cross-country skiing lessons in the snow on the Gemmi, the triumphs at the Swiss Championships and his long-awaited Ironman success under the Hawaiian sun.

The speech at the holiday fair in Bern marks the start of an interesting collaboration for the destination Leukerbad and the triathlon athlete Waldemar Grichting. Waldemar Grichting will be the ambassador for an active, fit and healthy Leukerbad in 2018. Leukerbad Tourism is convinced that with his natural style, his top sports performances and having Leukerbad in the heart, he will perfectly represent his home beyond the borders.

Waldemar Grichting will coach the Thermal Health Days in July and participate there personally. He will also participate in this year's Gemmi Triathlon, returning to his roots in the triathlon competition.

Waldemar Grichting, 41 years old, married, father of two children and working as a police officer, was born and raised in Leukerbad, now lives in St. Gallenkappel.


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