Athletes Men › Justus Nieschlag
Nieschlag is the original king of Arena Games Triathlon. The German came into the format’s debut event in Rotterdam in 2020 ranked as an outsider, and left with the gold medal in his pocket, beating a stacked field to the title. That race went to show not only Nieschlag’s continued improvement amongst the world’s best but also his ability to adapt to new formats and very short bursts of racing. After the Tokyo Olympics he has struggled with a torn Achilles and a shoulder operation but after a successful 2022 Arena Games Triathlon season that saw him win the 2022 London event and finish 2nd over all in the inaugural Esports Triathlon World Championship.
It has been a slow build to success for Nieschlag, who grew up in Hildesheim but now lives and trains in Saarbrucken. Indeed, as a youngster, Nieschlag was more interested in swimming and gymnastics, and later parkour, which he still enjoys today, albeit with more caution around potential injuries.
Once Nieschlag switched his attention to triathlon, he enjoyed success very quickly. He produced a seismic shock when he became German champion in 2006 as a virtual unknown. Since then, he has built a reputation as a solid all-around athlete and has produced impressive results, including podium spots in World Cup events and top ten performances on the WTS stage.
He currently serves as a sports soldier in the German army, which allows him the time and support to concentrate on triathlon with commitments to train with the armed forces for a short period each year.
His coach is Dan Lorang, who also trains the likes of Anne Haug and Jan Frodeno.
Nieschlag has been the most consistently successful athlete over Arena Games Triathlon format, featuring on the podium at all 5 of the races he has participated in and taking over all victory in two. Will his good form over this race format continue into 2023?
Results posted shortly after the race may contain errors.
RR - Race Ready | TBD - To Be Determined | DNS - Did Not Start | DNF - Did Not Finish
Arena Games 2021
27 Mar 2021
Arena Games 2020
23 Aug 2020
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