About Martin

Overview

Martin the Coach

Current Roles
  • National hammer throw coach, Swiss Athletics (since 2013)
  • Throws coach, LC Zürich (since 2010)
  • Fitness coach, GC Zürich Rugby (since 2016)
Coaches Education
  • Experience athletics clinician who has worked with USATF, Swiss Athletics, UK Athletics, Scottish Athletics, European Athletics Coaches Association, Ironwood Throws Camp, and more.
  • Delivered continuing education in rugby for: England Rugby (RFU), Scottish Rugby (SRU), as well as professional teams Northampton Saints (English Premiership) and Munster Rugby (Pro12).
  • Published work in Modern Athlete and Coach, New Studies in Athletics, Track Coach, Leichtathletik Training and various well-known training websites.
  • Martin the Athlete

    Facts
    • Sport: Track and Field, Hammer Throw
    • Personal Best: 67.90 meters (222′ 9″)
    • Height: 188cm (6’2″)
    • Weight: 112kg (246 lbs.)
    • Birthday: 16 August 1983
    • Club: LC Zürich
    • Coach: Self, consulting from Anatoli Bondarchuk and Nick Garcia
    Accomplishments
    • 21st place at the 2014 European Championships
    • 7 time Swiss national champion
    • National team member from 2007 to present. Represented Switzerland in 15 competitions including the European Championships, European Team Championships, European Cup, and Jeaux de la Francophonie.
    • Ranked 8th all-time in Switzerland and as high as 91st in the world by the International Association of Athletic Federations.
    • Two-Time NCAA All-American at the University of Washington, including a 6th place finish at the 2007 NCAA Championships.
    • Also top five finish at Swiss championships in stone throwing and shot putting.

    Martin the Attorney

    Basic Facts
    • Occupation: Tax Attorney specializing in international tax, tax withholding, and FATCA
    • Job Title: Director, Head of Tax
    • Employer: UBS Swiss Financial Advisers AG
    • Member: New York State Bar, Washington State Bar
    Education

    Media

    Newspaper Profiles and Interviews

    German Language

    » Werbung statt Medaillen, St. Galler Tagblatt (August 14, 2014)
    » Martin Bingisser und der Sonderweg, Südostschweiz (August 6, 2014)
    » Bingisser: «Ich freue mich trotzdem», Blick (August 6, 2014)
    » Ein Hammer!, Südostschweiz (August 5, 2014)
    » Der Einsiedler aus den USA, Tages-Anzeiger (March 22, 2012)
    » Die Einsamkeit des Schweizer Meisters, Zürich 2 (August 11, 2011)
    » Der Hammer-Anwalt, Blick (August 5, 2011)
    » Die Schweiz war immer mein Traum, Einsiedler Anzeiger (April 21, 2011)
    » 83,5 Kilogramm auf den Hände, Thurgauer Zeitung (August 23, 2010)

    English Language

    » Helping Olympic hopefuls reach their dreams, Bellevue Reporter, Bellevue, WA (April 1, 2009)
    » Brains and brawn, The Olympian, Olympia, WA (January 25, 2007)
    » UW athlete hammers at achievement, Tacoma News Tribune (May 11, 2006)
    » Hammering the obstacles, University of Washington Daily (April 20, 2006)
    » Ball and chain helps UW thrower turn himself around, Seattle Post-Intelligencer (May 25, 2005)

    Magazine Profiles and Interviews

    German Language

    » Captain America, LCZ Magazin (October 2012)

    English Language

    » Graduation and the Olympics Are Just a Hammer’s Throw Away, ABA Student Lawyer (May 2008)
    » Martin Bingisser Trains for 2008 Olympics, UW Law (Spring 2008)
    » Holding Court With Martin Bingisser, University of Washington Track and Field Newsletter (May 1, 2007)

    Radio and Podcast Interviews

    German Language

    » Interview Schweizer Leichtathletik-Meisterschaften 2012 Swiss Athletics Web-TV (July 6, 2012)
    » Interview Schweizer Leichtathletik-Meisterschaften 2011 Swiss Athletics Web-TV (August 5, 2011)
    » Interview Eidgenössisches Schwing-und Älplerfest 2010, DRS3 Radio (August 21, 2010)
    » Interview Eidgenössisches Schwing-und Älplerfest 2010, Radio 24 Zürich (August 19, 2010)

    English Language

    » All Things Strength (Interview, February 24, 2015)
    » Ultimate Athlete Concepts Podcast (Interview, November 26, 2014)
    » Performance Podcast (Interview, June 9, 2014)
    » Episode 16 (Interview), Episode 51 and Episode 104 (Commentary), House of Run Podcast (Various Dates)
    » 2010 Field Event Review (Part 1 and Part 2), Track Focus Weekly Podcast (November 6 and 22, 2010)
    » Spotlight on 2008 Graduates, KIRO Radio 710 AM (June 16, 2008)

    Internet Articles and Other In-Depth Coverage

    English Language

    » Training Talk with Martin Bingisser, Wil Fleming.com (October 2012)
    » Interview with Martin Bingisser, CriticalBench.com (June 2011)
    » Stone Throwing With Flower Power, Internal UBS Company Newsletter (November 2010)
    » UW’s Bingisser Named First-Team Academic All- American, GoHuskies.com (June 27, 2007)