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Martin Falch - An outstanding sportsman

Sporting talent and endurance run in the family. Even a bad work accident couldn’t prevent Martin from achieving success. In 1998, his lower leg had to be amputated and after intensive rehabilitation Martin became an unstoppable force. As a highly successful handicapped athlete over the last decades, Martin has earned numerous medals and awards in skiing, triathlon and marathon.

Handicap: Lower-leg amputation following a work accident in 1998
Birthday: 24/05/1967
Team: Austria Handicapped Ski Team since 2000 Association: Skiclub Arlberg TBSV

Sporting success:

  • Salt Lake City Paralympics 2002, bronze
  • European Cup Overall Champion 2003/04
  • World Champion Wildschönau 2004, silver in slalom
  • Triathlon World Champion 2006 Triathlon
  • Vice World Champion 2007 and 2008
  • Duathlon World Champion in Rimini 2008
  • Triathlon Vice World Champion in Vancouver 2008
  • Triathlon European Championship 1st place in Lisbon 2008
  • Triathlon World Championship 3rd Place in Beijing 2011
  • Participation in the half Ironman in Stockholm 2013
  • Para Cross Triathlon European Champion, gold in Schluchsee 2015
  • ETU Half Marathon European Champion, silver in Walchsee 2016
  • Cross Triathlon European Champion, silver in Valle de Jous 2016