About Martin

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

    • 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
    • 21st place at the 2014 European Championships
    • 8-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