Top triathlete a guest of the HSG Top thriathlete Natascha Badmann will talk about the successes and setbacks of her career at the University of St.Gallen (HSG) on Thursday, 18 February 2010, at 6.15 p.m. 10. February 2010. Natascha Badmann was the first European woman to win the Ironman Triathlon in Hawaii in 1998. She has been one of Switzerland’s outstanding sportswomen ever since. At the University of St.Gallen (HSG) on Thursday, 18 February 2010, at 6.15 p.m., she will talk about the successes and setbacks of her career. The event will be part of the SportImpuls program. Impressive careerNatascha Badmann’s unusual career is impressive. She had become a mother at a very young age and had worked as a secretary until she was discovered and supported as a talented endurance athlete by her coach and now life partner, Toni Hasler. Ironman winner, world and European championAfter some successes, she took the plunge and became a professional athlete in 1995. Only three years later in Hawaii, she won for the first time over the Ironman distances of 3.86km swimming, 180km cycling and 42.195km running. After five further Ironman triumphs and several world and European championship titles, a serious accident put an end to her serial successes.