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.
Marc's love for the mountains began as a child with skiing. In good winters he was in the snow 3 times a week. To make his boy's dream of flying come true, he started skydiving and made about 300 jumps. After serving as an officer in the Swiss military in the Alps, he became a long-distance triathlete during his law studies. Well, you guessed it - years later, the mountains and the air took him back. After a few years with ultra trails, he started paragliding and hike‘n‘fly!
Marc lives with his family in Zug and has an IT law firm. He also works as a lecturer.
Mirco Weiss has been living in Randa in the beautiful Valais for 5 years. In 1996 he was born in Winterthur. Since he was little he was interested in the medical service and he always went with my parents. Since he lives in Valais, the Swiss Alps 100 is almost right on his doorstep. He completed his apprenticeship as a cable car mechatronics engineer at Zermatt Bergbahnen AG, and then he finished the cable car expert. He nis much in the nature and in the mountains.
He 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, he founded a Military Sanitary Association in the Upper Valais and now runs it as President. In 2017, he was allowed to complete the instructor SMSV for various emergency and first aid courses. He has a lot to do with medical services, and since he also lives in the mountains, he can contribute a lot. Otherwise, he spend a lot of my free time hiking, biking or skiing in the winter.
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.
Great visionaries have to be helped to put their ideas into practice. Jakob is such a visionary. As a homesick Valaisan, he makes an immense effort for our tourist region. His concept for runners from all over the world is unique and valuable for us and the region. It is an honor for me to help and support my long-term friend in his project with my knowledge.
Born in Valais, she grew up in Brig with her hometown in Fiesch and is deeply connected to the region and its people. Today she lives in the Bernese Oberland, but often likes to visit home in summer by airmail, in a glider.
The running career started as early as 2010 with a degree in biology, but the fire only really started in 2016 with the first trail run in Grindelwald. Since then, Switzerland has also been discovered with great pleasure in various ultra runs. Passion for nature, the urge to move and the passion for the mountains make the runner's heart beat faster. So it's not surprising that she now wants to actively participate in the Swiss Alps 100 in her beloved home.
Fred is our residential sweeper on the 100 miles route. He is a passionate mountain runner who enjoys the solitude in the big mountains preferable on the long and technical distances. He never says no to a good chat and a beer on the trail and is eager to spend some time just embracing the big stuff and helping the back of the pack to get within the cut off time.
He is also a member of the National Ski Patrol and is educated in mountain rescue and first aid. In the winter he is bending the knee in telemark turns and does ski mountaineering.