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Yep, Actually I was supposed to be studying my post master’s degree in accountancy  & control, work or something “normal people” do.. Somehow I ended up learning to kite, followed by competing on the Kitefoil world series, in the snowkite world tour  & in different freestyle, freeride competitions around the world. Ending up on stage, even as a Dutch champion, World champion, Philipinne Champion and Asian champion. Beeing World Champion, European Champion in snowkiting. And… Being the first Dutchie competing in kitefoiling and qualifying the Netherlands for the World Beach Games in Qatar (pre- olympic event) – with old gear.

Reaching all of this achievements on my own: Funding myself, training, planning, travelling, equipment. The complete package is not something you just do after all (read more). You definitly learn a lot. Which I am proud of. But I am not there yet – I just got hooked!

Did I say on my own..? To be honest that`s not really treu. Yet I am super lucky to have F- One & Manera on my side, they provide me with the kites, wings and waterwear. My parents and friends all around the world that help me in all small possible ways. Well you get the point; that is the downside of course, funding myself. It’s hard to find or make a job that gives you the flexibility to keep on travelling for the competitions and training. While keep up with studying. But I didn’t want money to keep me from my biggest passion in life, competing, snowkiting and kitesurfing.

That is why I started, my blog, my shop, converted my van work a 100 of side jobs… no job is below you; if it pays the bills (or my passion in this case), every cent counts.  It`s often difficult for athletes like me to find the fund and support for travelling full time alongside the whole tour of competing. Especially with the sport becoming Olympic and the fees more expensive, the equipment more specific. Even more for independent (not federation bounded) athletes. To find the right sponsors it always takes a lot of effort and time.

I put a massive effort into being here where I am, but it’s never enough. That’s why I would like to invite you on my road, my mission Olympic & World Champion!

Meanwhile I want to inspire everyone around the world that you can do anything, and shouldnt give up on the dreams you have. There is always light on the end of the tunnel, I promise!

Because, Sport makes life a bit nicer: Sport connects people, Sports teaches people to cross boundaries, Sports gives everyone the chance to grow through challenges and allow people to make differences. I want to inspire, you to see the possibilities in life, in sports and chase your dreams!! To uncover your true potential you must find your own limits and then you have to have the courage to blow past them.

Thank You!

You all make that possible! To get to that ultimate goal of being a top athlete in the kitefoilracing world – campaigning for the Olympics 2024 conquering that mountain of the world championships.. Something I definitely can`t reach alone – I am super grateful for every small bit of help. 

Mariska Wildenberg

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