Welcome. I’m really happy, that you have found my webpage. My name is Jörg Birkel from Jorge sports & travel. I live and work on Mallorca. Triathlon is my passion, so I founded my own company to offer triathlon camps and coaching.
Before I moved to Mallorca I’ve been living in Cologne/Germany. There I’ve studied sports science at the German Sports University, which is the biggest of its kind. From 2003 till 2009 I also had a teaching assignment at my university. After I’ve finished with an academic degree (german university diploma) I’ve started my first career as a sports journalist.
For about 15 years I wrote as a freelancer for several special interest media e.g. Triathlon, FHM, netzathleten.de, Ilovecycling.de, Trainingsworld.com and Mens Fitness. Also I puplished a few books about triathlon and running. This time as journalist was very important for my development.
Writing day in and day out about things you love means to continue learning. Hunting for new topics and exciting stories I did research everyday. Nowadays I’m still up-to-date with scientific development in endurance sport and can share my knowledge with my athletes.
Since 2013 I’ve been living on Mallorca working as a triathlon coach and swim trainer. In over 20 camps with more than 250 clients per year I share my passion for sports and try to infect rookies with the triathlon virus.
CU @ the finishline o in one of my training camps!