Alban Lakata

Alban Lakata
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  • Name: Alban Lakata
  • Birth: 06/25/1979
  • Place of Residence: Lienz, Österreich

Alban Lakata

There is a good reason why the two-time Marathon World Champion is called the “Albanator“. With his immense muscular endurance, he produces a racing effort that leaves most people uttering the term “immortal“.

Two-time Marathon World Champion, silver medalist at the Marathon World Championships, and two-time European MTB Marathon Champion are only a few of the top results which top Alban‘s impressive race resume.

Alban‘s strength and talent shines most in marathon distance events. When his competition starts to run out of breath, Alban is just getting warmed up. “I‘m the competitive type who always tries to figure out: How good am I? How good can I become?“ says the Tyrolean.

As a member of Topeak-Ergon Racing Team since 2009, Alban brings his Austrian charm and a great deal of horsepower to the sport. The Dolomites serve as the daily training grounds for Alban, with long and strenuous climbs right out the front door. “No matter if it’s equipment, fitness, or diet, I try to push the limit and reach to be the absolute best.“

Palmarès

2015

  • Marathon World Champion
  • Leadville Trail 100 MTB Course Record
  • 2. Place ABSA Cape Epic

2014

  • Vice Marathon World Champion

2013

  • Marathon European Champion
  • 1. Place Leadville Trail 100 MTB
  • Leadville Trail 100 MTB Course Record

“I’m a racehorse. Put a number plate on my bike and going slow is not an option.“