Name: Dean Stattmann
Date of Birth: Jan. 13, 1988
Birth Place: Cape Town, South Africa
Current Residence: New York, N.Y.
College: New York University
Occupation: Deputy Editor, Men’s Fitness

Olympic Experience: 
  • 1996 Olympic Games, growing up in South Africa was inspired by South African swimmer Penny Heynes winning the gold 
  • 2008 Olympic Games, seeing Michael Phelps take home eight gold medals  
  • Has developed an immense appreciation of the Olympic Games and anyone who plays a role in supporting them
  • Was shocked to find out that the United States is one of a few countries whose Olympic effort is not funded by its government 
Sporting Career Highlights:
  • New York City Triathlon 2013, finished first triathlon with a time of 2:47
  • Tough Mudder, came in 1st place in his heat  
  • Warrior Dash, competed three times and came in 2nd, 3rd, and 1st place in his heat, respectively
  • Spartan Race, completed
Fun Facts: 
The 2013 NYC Marathon was his first marathon … believes the Olympics Games are the most important sporting event on the planet because it brings together nations and, at times, the world

Fundraising Experience: 
First time competing in a sport for charity and has his fingers crossed for success and more opportunities to repeat in the future

Inspired to run for Team USA because it was his first marathon and he was excited to train in an elite environment with all the resources of Team USA at his disposal