"I can, I will. Always with a smile."
My name is Krister Wiklund, a 49 year Swedish father living since 17 years in Neuss, Germany. As a profession I work as Planning Analyst at the fashion company TK Maxx. I have been running since summer 2015 and it is the best thing I have ever done. Running allows me to be a happier and healthier person.
//// Why did you start running - what was your motivation?
I started running to lose weight and to become a more fit person.
//// Do you remember your first race? How was your feeling when you finished?
It was a 5 km race B2Run in Cologne in 2015. It was an amazing feeling to run into the stadium and crossing the finish line. I had trained a lot and was so proud to manage the 30 minutes.
//// What is the one run you'll never forget, and why?
I will never forget my first half marathon race 2016 in Cologne. I had managed something which I never thought I would be able to do in my life - I had finished a marathon race.
//// Why are you a 361° ambassador? What motivates you to go beyond expectations?
My health and happiness is my responsibility. There is a choice in everything we do, to choose a daily active lifestyle motivates me to become a better version of myself. To inspire other to make a change as well feels very important.