Name: Sven Buchheister


Born: 13.01.1966 in Flensburg


Territory of running: Freiburg / Breisgau and proximity


Occupation: Degreed Industrial Engineer (supply and installation, environmental)



Active in the sports since the age of seven: originally cross country skiing and track and field, (off road) triathlon since 1992, marathoning since 1996, trail running since 2000, furthermore road or mountain biking, snowshoeing, kayaking, soccer and volleyball.


Since 1986 coaching kids and adolescents at Eintracht Braunschweig, nowadays at SV Kirchzarten.


Since 2007 C-coach in cross country skiing (certified by German Skiing Association).


Race experience:

Cross country skiing races in the World Loppet: i.e. König Ludwig Lauf, Marchialonga, Canadian Keskinada, American Birkebeinner, Engadiner Skimarathon, Vasaloppet, Birkebeinerrennet


Marathons: i.e. Berlin, Hamburg, Chicago, New York City, Philadelphia, Boston, Frankfurt, Stockholm, Luxemburg


Trail races: Bull Run Run (80 km) in Virginia, USA, Werningeroder Harzgebirgslauf, Zugspitzlauf, Jungfrau Marathon, Trail de la Valleé des Lacs (58 km, 1900 hm), Gerardmer, France, Zermatt Marathon, Swiss Alpine Marathon (78 km), Davos, Switzerland, Trans Alpine Run (238 km, 15000 hm) from Oberstdorf, Allgäu, to Latsch, Vinschgau, South Tirol, Allgäu Panorama Marathon (69 km, 3000 hm), Sonthofen


Triathlon: Ironman Lake Placid


Ideas for future races and activities:

- running the West Highland Way in Scotland

- Trans Rockies Run in Colorado, USA

- Sunrise to Sunset Marathon in Mongolia

- running the GR20 in Corsica

- Comrade Marathon in South Africa

- Ultra-Himalaya in Nepal


Where you will find me, if not outside on the trails: in cafés and bookshops, in movie theaters (independent movies), at art exhibitions or in the theater (I love modern dance)


Have fun on the trails. Enjoy the outdoors!