Daniel Unger at the Frankfurt City Triathlon (2012)
|Date of birth||22nd March 1978 (age 42)|
|place of birth||Ravensburg , Germany|
|Until 1996||TV crowds|
|1997-2005||ASICS team Witten|
|Since 2005||TV crowds|
|2007-2010||Hansgrohe Team Schramberg|
|2013-2016||SSV Ulm 1846|
|2000||Military world champion triathlon|
|2004, 2007||2 × Third European Triathlon Championship|
|2007||World champion triathlon short distance|
|2008||6th place Olympic Games|
|2002-2008||4 × German triathlon champion|
Daniel Unger (born March 22, 1978 in Ravensburg ) is a former German triathlete . He is world champion in the short distance (2007) and four-time German champion in the sprint and short distance (2002, 2004, 2006, 2008).
From 1983 to 2004 Unger lived in Mengen in the Sigmaringen district. At the age of five, Unger joined the local football club and, at the age of twelve, he competed in his first triathlon in 1990 in his home town of Mengen. As he himself says: “The beginning of a passion”, even if the first result - in this competition he was ranked 284 out of 290 participants - does not suggest this. In the following year he became a member of the triathlon department of TV Mengen under the leadership of his first trainer Hermann Kramer. Just one year later, Unger became the Baden-Württemberg champion of his age group and a member of the state squad. In 1993 he was nominated for the youth national team and took part in the youth European championship in Spain in the same year.
In 1996 he made his international breakthrough at the European Junior Championships and the Junior World Championships in Cleveland with placements in the top ten. From 1997 to 2005 he started for the ASICS team Witten in the Triathlon Bundesliga , where he and his team won the title of German team champion four times in a row from 1997 to 2000. Unger won his first world championship title in 2000, that of military world champion. In 2002 he became German champion for the first time in Frankfurt. In 2004 he qualified for the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens , but was unable to participate in the games due to an illness with glandular fever and acted as a co-commentator for Eurosport during the triathlon competitions in Athens .
In 2004 he moved to Bad Saulgau in the Sigmaringen district and in 2005 switched back to TV Mengen . He has been part of the Hansgrohe Black Forest team since 2007 and has also been sponsored by Hansgrohe as an individual starter since 2008. He was also looked after by the nutritionist Wolfgang Feil .
World champion triathlon short distance 2007
In 2007, "Ungerman", as he was nicknamed, won the ITU short distance world championship (1500 m swimming, 40 km cycling and 10 km running) in Hamburg . He qualified for the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing, where he came in 6th place. Shortly before, on August 2, 2008, he had become German champion for the fourth time and German team champion with the Hansgrohe team.
In the election for athlete of the year 2007 , Daniel Unger took seventh place. The World Cup victory also made Unger a studio guest in the current sports studio of ZDF : On the Saturday after his World Cup victory, Daniel Unger was the first interview partner in the program, a week before the start of the Olympic Games he was there again with Ricarda Lisk and a studio guest again on June 13, 2009 together with Olympic champion Jan Frodeno .
Until the spring of 2010, Daniel Unger was the athletes' spokesman for the German Triathlon Union for several years. In 2011 Daniel Unger founded a junior team. In 2013 he moved to SSV Ulm 1846 together with Thomas Hellriegel .
Long distance triathlon since 2012
In December 2012, he announced the move to the long distance with his planned start at Ironman Germany in July. After the 3.8 km long swim in the 21 ° C warm Langener Waldsee, Unger was only 9 seconds behind the leaders, in the end the Bad Saulgauer finished fifteenth in 8:30:04 h.
In 2015 Daniel Unger acted as the sporting director of a triathlon organized by an Austrian beverage manufacturer over the three North Frisian islands of Amrum , Föhr and Sylt at the "Tri-Islands-Triathlon" .
After graduating from high school in 1997, Unger joined the Bundeswehr sports promotion group in Mainz for the next two years. This was followed by training as a gas and water plumber. In 2004 Unger began studying business administration at the Albstadt-Sigmaringen University of Applied Sciences , which he suspended due to his sporting success. In front of all the guests at the victory celebration at the end of the 2007 Triathlon World Championship in Hamburg, endurance athlete Daniel Unger promised his girlfriend Tina Fink to marry her the following year. The couple married shortly before the end of 2008 and they have two children today.
In March 2007 Daniel Unger opened a specialty shop for triathletes, runners and endurance athletes in Bad Saulgau and he was the manager of the “Sportfreund Shop” in Ulm. In addition to his work for SPORTFREUND, Daniel Unger works today as a high performance trainer at the German Triathlon Union. In particular, he is responsible for the athletic development of the athletes at the federal base in Saarbrücken. But he also worked as the race director of the “Tri-Island Triathlon”, as well as a presenter or ZDF television expert.
|Date / year||rank||competition||venue||time||comment|
|June 27, 2014||1||Triathlon Lauingen||Lauingen||01:56:28|
|May 11th, 2013||16||Ironman 70.3 Mallorca||Alcúdia||04:06:25||first start in a race of the Ironman 70.3 series|
|Apr 28, 2013||1||Volcano triathlon||Lanzarote||01:55:53||before Ritchie Nicholls|
|Aug 5, 2012||2||Frankfurt City Triathlon||Frankfurt||01:55:27||Second behind Nils Frommhold and in front of Horst Reichel|
|July 21, 2012||DNF||Allgäu triathlon||Immenstadt||-||Race stopped after a time penalty|
|Feb. 19, 2012||5||ITU Sprint Triathlon African Cup||Cape Town||00:55:19||750 m swimming, 20 km cycling and 5 km running|
|Feb 12, 2012||1||ITU Sprint Triathlon Pan American Cup||Bridgetown||00:55:32|
|July 16, 2011||DNF||ITU World Championship Series 2011||Hamburg||-|
|May 29, 2011||5||ITU Triathlon European Cup||Brasschaat||01:44:57||on the Olympic distance (1.5 km swimming, 40 km cycling and 10 km running)|
|May 8, 2011||14th||ITU Triathlon World Cup||Monterrey||01:48:17|
|Oct 17, 2010||42||ITU Triathlon World Cup||Tongyeong||01:53:55|
|Sep 18 2010||2||DTU German Triathlon Championship short distance||Schliersee||02:00:13||German runner-up in the International German Championship in the Alpine Triathlon over the Olympic distance (1.5 km swimming, 40 km cycling, 10 km running)|
|July 9, 2010||2||Hansgrohe World Supersprint||Offenburg||00:53:59||750 m swimming, 20 km cycling and 5 km running|
|June 13, 2010||4th||City triathlon Heilbronn||Heilbronn||03:01:25||Fourth, behind the winner Sebastian Kienle (2 km swimming, 70 km cycling and 15 km running)|
|Apr 11, 2010||29||ITU World Championship Series 2010||Sydney||01:54:08||Bicycle accident at the opening race of the 2010 season|
|23 Aug 2009||DNF||ITU World Championship Series 2009||Yokohama||-||7th race|
|July 26, 2009||51||ITU Triathlon World Championship Series 2009||Hamburg||01:52:02||Daniel Unger finished the 5th race despite a flat tire|
|Aug 31, 2008||3||21st Bayer Triathlon||Krefeld||02:00:49||Olympic distance|
|Aug 19, 2008||6th||2008 Summer Olympics||Beijing||01:49:43|
|Aug 2, 2008||1||DTU German Triathlon Championship sprint distance||Gelsenkirchen||German triathlon champion|
|July 6, 2008||1||ITU World Cup||Hamburg||01:46:51||Victory ahead of Jan Frodeno at the Hamburg Cityman|
|May 4, 2008||1||ITU World Cup||Richards Bay||01:52:49|
|Aug 30, 2007||1||ITU Short Distance Triathlon World Championships||Hamburg||01:43:18||Triathlon world champion (short distance)|
|June 30, 2007||3||ETU Short Distance Triathlon European Championships||Copenhagen||01:52:30||Short distance|
|Nov 6, 2006||2||ITU Triathlon Team World Championships||Cancun||00:58:03||Vice World Champion in the team classification - together with Jan Frodeno and Maik Petzold (3 × 250 m swimming, 6.67 km cycling and 1.67 km running)|
|July 14, 2006||1||DTU German Triathlon Championship short distance||Schliersee||02:03:13||German triathlon champion at the alpine triathlon|
|Apr 18, 2004||3||ETU Short Distance Triathlon European Championships||Valencia||01:49:05||Short distance|
|June 20, 2004||1||DTU German Triathlon Championship short distance||Potsdam||01:38:56||German champion on the short distance|
|July 6, 2002||5||ETU Short Distance Triathlon European Championships||Győr||01:48:15|
|June 16, 2002||1||DTU German Triathlon Championship short distance||Frankfurt am Main||01:42:31||German champion on the short distance|
|June 23, 2001||12||ETU Short Distance Triathlon European Championships||Carlsbad||02:06:13|
|1999||1||Kalterer See Triathlon||Lake Kaltern||on the Olympic distance|
|Aug 30, 1998||13||ITU Short Distance Triathlon World Championships||Lausanne||02:03:35||World Cup bronze with the German team|
|Date / year||rank||competition||venue||time||comment|
|July 7, 2013||15th||Ironman Germany||Frankfurt am Main||08:30:04||first Ironman start at the Ironman European Championship|
(DNF - Did Not Finish )
- Portrait of Daniel Unger at tri2b.com
- Daniel Unger in the Munzinger archive ( beginning of article freely accessible)
- Profile and results of Daniel Unger in the ITU database at Triathlon.org , accessed on August 20, 2018 (English).
- Profile for Daniel Unger at the Institute for Applied Training Science , accessed on November 27, 2014
- Daniel Unger in the database of Sports-Reference (English; archived from the original )
- Steffen Gerth: DM 2002: Daniel Unger is celebrating one of his most beautiful days. In: tri2b.com. June 16, 2002, accessed April 18, 2016 .
- Olympia 2004: Daniel Unger not to Athens. In: tri2b.com. August 11, 2004, accessed April 18, 2016 .
- Olympic triathlon: Unger challenges Vuckovic. In: tri2b.com. August 18, 2004, accessed April 18, 2016 .
- Daniel Unger: Return to the Ländle. In: tri2b.com. February 22, 2005, accessed April 18, 2016 .
- World champion Unger continues with Hansgrohe. In: tri2b.com. January 15, 2008, accessed April 18, 2016 .
- René Penno: Daniel Unger is triathlon world champion. In: tri2b.com. September 3, 2007, accessed April 18, 2016 .
- Anja Dittmer and Daniel Unger German triathlon champions. In: tri2b.com. June 20, 2004, accessed April 18, 2016 .
- Sportsman of the Year: Ungerman Seventh. In: tri2b.com. December 22, 2007, accessed April 18, 2016 .
- Daniel Unger: In demand world champion. In: tri2b.com. September 4, 2007, accessed April 18, 2016 .
- Olympia: Lisk and Unger as guests in the ZDF sports studio. In: tri2b.com. August 1, 2008, accessed April 18, 2016 .
- Triathlon on TV. In: tri2b.com. June 10, 2009, accessed April 18, 2016 .
- Nina Stern: Christian Prochnow new athletes spokesman. In: German Triathlon Union . March 19, 2010, accessed April 18, 2016 .
- Daniel Unger founds a young triathlon team. In: tri2b.com. June 4, 2011, accessed April 18, 2016 .
- Common cause: Unger and Hellriegel for Ulm at the start. In: tri2b.com. January 25, 2013, accessed April 18, 2016 .
- Lisk and Unger now in the top team. In: tri2b.com. November 28, 2006, accessed April 17, 2016 .
- German Triathlon Union: 48 athletes in the roster for 2009. In: tri2b.com. December 3, 2008, accessed April 17, 2016 .
- Nina Stern: National squad 2010 appointed. In: German Triathlon Union . October 16, 2009, accessed April 17, 2016 .
- Federalnamed for 2012. In: DTU . November 10, 2011, accessed April 17, 2016 .
- Ralf Weitbrecht: Unger and the lucky bag. In: Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung . December 21, 2012, accessed April 18, 2016 .
- Friederike Reussner: Amrum, Föhr and Sylt: How the competition over three islands works. In: Flensburger Tageblatt . August 14, 2015, accessed April 18, 2016 .
- Marc Dittman: New start: “I have thought over a lot, almost everything”. In: Schwäbische Zeitung . December 31, 2010, accessed December 31, 2010 .
- New goals for Daniel Unger (December 21, 2012)
- Daniel Unger Sports GmbH. (No longer available online.) Archived from the original on November 16, 2012 ; Retrieved December 27, 2010 .
- "It was infinitely exhausting" (July 24, 2016)
- Ex-world champion Daniel Unger can still do it (June 27, 2014)
- René Penno: Volcano Triathlon: Daniel Unger wins. In: tri2b.com. April 28, 2013, accessed April 18, 2016 .
- Moritz Dickentmann: Frommhold before Unger, Reichel and Bracht. In: tri-mag.de. August 6, 2012, accessed April 18, 2016 .
- Eva Boehrer and Boris Stein German middle distance champions. In: German Triathlon Union . July 23, 2012, accessed April 18, 2016 .
- Harald Eggebrecht: Triathlon Down Under: Haug only beaten by Moffatt. In: tri2b.com. February 13, 2012, accessed April 18, 2016 .
- Fabian Fiedler: Kahlefeldt wins, fourth place. In: tri-mag.de. July 16, 2011, accessed April 18, 2016 .
- Robisch steers on Olympic course. In: Nürnberger Zeitung . June 1, 2011, accessed June 1, 2011 .
- Heilbronn: Kienle beats Böcherer and Bracht. In: tri-mag.de. June 13, 2010, accessed June 13, 2010 .
- Nina Stern: Unfortunate start! In: German Triathlon Union . April 12, 2010, accessed April 18, 2016 .
- Harald Eggebrecht: Dextro Energy Triathlon-ITU World Championship Yokohama: Jan Frodeno takes first victory. In: tri2b.com. August 23, 2009. Retrieved August 24, 2009 .
- Nina Stern: First victory for Shoemaker, Steffen Justus 4. In: German Triathlon Union . July 26, 2009. Retrieved April 18, 2016 .
- Unger 3rd at the Bayer Triathlon. (No longer available online.) September 1, 2008, archived from the original on September 4, 2012 ; Retrieved November 13, 2009 .
- René Penno: ITU World Cup: Daniel Unger wins again in Hamburg. In: tri2b.com. July 5, 2008, accessed April 18, 2016 .
- Harald Eggebrecht: ITU World Cup: Daniel Unger wins at the start of the season. In: tri2b.com. May 4, 2008, Retrieved April 18, 2016 .
- Frank Wechsel: Team World Cup: DTU men take silver. In: tri2b.com. November 2, 2006, accessed April 18, 2016 .
- 2006 ITU Team Triathlon World Championships - Cancun (Mexico). (No longer available online.) In: tri2b.com. November 2, 2006, archived from the original on December 4, 2012 ; Retrieved June 24, 2011 .
- Frank Wechsel: Ricarda Lisk and Daniel Unger German champions in triathlon. In: tri2b.com. July 15, 2006, accessed April 18, 2016 .
- René Penno: Interview with Daniel Unger: The World Cup was long ticked off. In: tri2b.com. May 20, 2004, accessed April 18, 2016 .
- Jan Brunzlow: Kathrin Müller wins bronze. In: Potsdam's latest news . June 21, 2004, accessed February 19, 2012 .
- EM Györ: Another medal for German athletes - Petzold takes bronze. In: tri2b.com. July 6, 2002, accessed April 18, 2016 .
- Kalterer See Triathlon celebrates its 25th anniversary. In: sportnews.bz. April 12, 2013, accessed on April 18, 2016 (with winners list of the first 24 events).
|BRIEF DESCRIPTION||German triathlete|
|DATE OF BIRTH||March 22, 1978|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Ravensburg|