Philipp Bosshard lost 88 percent of his skin in an industrial accident. After two years in hospital, his new life began. Today he is a triathlete, motivator and keynote speaker. He looks to the future according to his motto:
«Get Back. Move on.»
Focus, Mindset and Values
Courage. Courage. Courage.
Goal setting and determination, resilience, motivation
Philipp Bosshard needs courage. Courage to go out among people. «I tell myself: don't let your life be restricted. Should my appearance determine my behavior? Should it limit me? No!»
Miraculously, Philipp Bosshard survived. In an accident at work, 88 percent of his skin was burned. His body was on fire for twelve seconds. Philipp underwent 60 operations and spent two years in hospitals. In the beginning, he could no longer climb stairs. Later, he managed to walk for two hours and today Philipp is a triathlete. He has to move. Daily. Because his skin feels like wearing clothes in size S instead of the appropriate size L.
In September 2023, Philipp completed his first Ironman in under twelve hours. You can read his whole story here.
Philipp Bosshard lives in the Engadine and trains for triathlon two to three times a day. «Sport helps me overcome limits and brings me into contact with people. It motivates me not to shut myself off, but to go out among people. In addition, I need a strategy and a mentally big challenge that also helps me cope with everyday life. The doctors at the time of the accident said I would need lifelong care.»
- • First triathlon competition: Challenge Davos 2019 (Olympic distance)
- • First triathlon middle distance: Challenge in Almere near Amsterdam 2022
- • First Ironman: September 2023 in Almere (3.8 kilometer swim, 180 kilometer bike and 42.195 kilometer run)