Jakob grew up in the Swiss Alps in Switzerland literally next to the Swiss Alps 100 course. He moved to the US in 1998. He always missed the Alps and because of that organized the Swiss Alps 100 to allow runners from all over the world to experience the Swiss Alps paradise. He gained a lot of experiences directing an ultra marathon by being a co-RD and 50% owner of the famous 5th oldest 100-miler in the USA the Angeles Crest 100.
He is an avid runner who started running in 2005. Since then he completed over 100 ultramarathons and 73 marathons. In Switzerland, he so far has run the Aletsch half-marathon, the Zürcher marathon, the Swiss City Luzerner marathon, the Zermatter marathon, the Zermatter ultramarathon, and the Zermatt Ultrak "Sky" 49K.
Christian Langenegger started casually running in university. However, it was only after he moved back to Switzerland from Canada that running became a mainstay of his life. In 2009, he ran his first marathon in Lucerne and was hooked. From there he went on to run approximately ten marathons a year till 2014. This year marks Christian’s return to running after a two-year hiatus, and there could be almost no better return than in helping with the Swiss Alps 100.
Christian also actively supports Room to Read.
Christian lives at the foot of the Uetliberg in Zurich with his girlfriend. His typical run is an out-and-back to the top of the Limit City’s local mountain. When he’s not running, writing or travelling, he’s working as a senior strategy consultant with Swiss Approach Group Ltd.
I'm Mirco Weiss, and have been living in Randa in the beautiful Valais for 5 years. In 1996 I was born in Winterthur. Since I was little I was interested in the medical service and I always went with my parents. Since I live in Valais, the Swiss Alps 100 is almost right on my doorstep.
I completed my apprenticeship as a cable car mechatronics engineer at Zermatt Bergbahnen AG, and then I finished the cable car expert. I am much in the nature and in the mountains.
I started with the first medical courses at a very early age and always liked to be involved in medical services. In 2016, together with a few colleagues, I founded a Military Sanitary Association in the Upper Valais and now run it as President. In 2017, I was allowed to complete the instructor SMSV for various emergency and first aid courses. I have a lot to do with medical services, and since I also live in the mountains, I can contribute a lot. Otherwise, I spend a lot of my free time hiking, biking or skiing in the winter.