Tony Hoffmeister grew up in Erfurt, with two very sporty parents: “My mother was a track and field athlete, and my father a well-known soccer player. I had a talent for both sports, but I had to choose one. I chose soccer, because I loved to play on a team, work together and have fun with my teammates. When I was younger I was a goalkeeper in the “Junioren Fußball Bundesliga,” the highest-level league in Germany.” SUPERSTAR.

Always in search of new experiences and challenges, Tony took a chance and moved to Berlin when he was 24. “Because of my new job, I unfortunately didn’t have enough time for soccer, so I started running regularly. It was the perfect balance to my work. In 2012 I ran my first half marathon in Berlin, and after five more HM races, I finally ran my first Berlin Marathon in 2017.”

Tony first heard about MR through his Crossfit coach, our very own captain Phil! “I missed sharing the passion of sport with a team, with other people. So I started Crossfit in 2018, and learned about MR through my coach. From the start, I enjoyed running with MR, because there’s always a really special atmosphere. The bootcamp runs are the perfect combination of running and team workouts, in a great community with interesting people. My favorite part is to motivate the runners around me, and to see that everyone is happy and having a great time.” And that's what MR is all about!

In 2019, Tony hopes to better his HM and Marathon times, and get stronger in Crossfit, along with his newest passion: kitesurfing. Thanks for being awesome, Tony, can’t wait to see you on Wednesdays!