Tifosi Sports a call for entries to become an ambassador for some of our brands was met with great enthusiasm and hundreds of applicants. Tifosi was thrilled to announce the final list of 29 ambassadors in April, and now it is our pleasure to introduce you to the guys and girls who represent Tifosi’s brands when they compete in numerous events across the country and abroad.
In this article, as a part of a series about our new ambassadors, we introduce Reinhard Otto.
What is your favourite sport?
What do you love most about your choice of sport?
Running is “me time” – putting on my running gear and spending quality time outdoors always makes me feel good after a rough day or week.
When did you start participating in this sport and what made you get into it?
I started in 2014 with my best friend, wanting a healthier lifestyle. At first I could only manage 2km a session – after a few months I could push myself to do a 5km! From there, I slowly increased the distance, and soon enough I entered my first Comrades – the rest is history, as they say! Now I can’t stop running, trying to push myself harder each time with every race.
What is your favourite piece of Compressport apparel and why do you use it?
Just love the trail shorts. It has enough pockets for gels and other things, and fits like a glove. My legs feel good after every long run, and it speeds up my recovery for the next training session.
How do you stay motivated – especially during the winter and over holidays?
I usually sign up for a race just after winter, then I know I need to train during winter to achieve my goals. We usually arrange group sessions, and you have to be there, unless you want to be known as the one that “chickened out”.
What advice would you give someone who has just started their fitness journey?
My advice would be to start small and work your way up. Each step, no matter how small, is a step closer to your goal. The secret is consistency – show up, do the work, take care of yourself mentally and physically. Repeat.