Michael Weiss, Professional triathlete

Name: Michael Weiss
Spitzname: Michi
Geburtstag: 17.01.1981
Heimatort: Gumpoldskirchen
Größe: 187 cm
Gewicht: 79 kg
Verein: TriRunners Baden (Niederösterreich)

Random facts about me

  • My favorite food is Mama's kitchen, sushi, thai & pizza.
  • Proud dad of Lola. She was born on August 06, 2019.
  • Besides swimming, biking and running, I love to nordic ski in winter.
  • My favorite drinks are Gumpoldskirchner white wine spritzer and Makava.
  • I am the only son of Ilse and Ernst, who are my biggest supporters since the very beginning of my career.
  • I'm in love with Christina Rechtberger. She makes the best breakfast jars and home baked granola!
  • My favorite way to relax is at a Heurigen in Gumpoldskirchen, or on a Greek island.
  • I love to go to rock concerts and music festivals. There are many of those around Vienna, Austria!
  • My favorite movies are from Quentin Tarantino. 
  • My favorite bands are Slipknot, Rob Zombie and Dimmu Borgir. 
  • After almost a decade abroad living mainly in Colorado, but also Maine and Lucca/Tuscany, I moved back to my hometown.
  • My qualities are perseverance and a never ending hunger (for food, but also achieving my goals).
  • I eat a healthy, well balanced diet, which is organic, regional and seasonal.
  • I am a massage therapist and completed all Active Release Techniques® seminars. 
  • I have a cat named Chef, which I brought from Colorado to Austria.
  • My favorite place in Hawaii is Big Beach on Maui.
  • Equipment:
    • Swimwear: Blueseventy
    • Bike: Diamondback Andean
    • Wheels: HED Vanquish
    • Helmet/bike shoes: Giro
    • Power meter: SRM












  • 3rd XTERRA World Championship Maui
  • 25th Ironman World Championship Hawaii (first Ironman)
  • 2nd Half Ironman Monaco
  • 3rd XTERRA Czech
  • 1st Tri Neufeld (Olympic distance, Austria)
  • 3rd Kirchbichl (Olympic distance, Austria)
  • 6th XTerra Italy
  • 12th Half Ironman St. Poelten (Austria)
  • 1st Obergrafendorf (Olympic distance, Austria)
  • 16th Half Ironman Oceanside (California)



  • 2nd XTERRA World Championship Maui
  • 2nd Half Ironman Monaco
  • 1st Trimotion Saalfelden (Half distance, Austria)
  • 1st XTERRA Austria
  • 1st Thermentriathlon (Olympic distance, Au stria)
  • 1st XTERRA Nock & Lake (Austria)


MTB (1994- 2008) highlights

  • Olympian Athens 2004, 32nd p lace (incl a nasty flat tire)
  • European Champion 2003 (U-23, in Graz/Austria)
  • 10th World Championship Les Gets 2004 (France)
  • 5th World Cup Roc d´Azur 2005 (Marathon, France)
  • 6th World Cup Angel Fire 2005 (USA)
  • 7th World Cup Madrid 2006 (Spain)
  • 10th World Cup Houffalize 2005 (Belgium)
  • 10th World Cup overall 2006
  • Austrian Champion 2004
  • 25th Tour of Austria 2006 (road stagerace)
  • Austrian Nationalteam 1999- 2008