Top speed of
231.66 kph downhill
Jan Farrell is a proffesional skier & entrepreneur, born in Lancaster.
Jan was born in 1983 in Lancaster, England, the son of a Czech mother and an English father.
Jan first put on a pair of skis when he was 2 years old, and he has never missed a season since the age of five. He competed in Alpine Skiing and Cross Max (later ski-cross), before making the final move to race the Speed Ski Speed Ski World Cup circuit.
His first speed ski race was in 2011, and soon began to have success: he was ranked 9th in the world in 2012, and 5th in 2013, before winning the top spot in 2014, becoming World Cup Champion. He reached a speed of 210.035 kph. (130,510mph), thus becoming the third fastest skier in history on downhill skis, and the British Speed Dowhnill record holder.
In the 2014-15 season, Jan will for the first time compete in the Speed 1 category in the World Cup, and in the Downhill category SDH in the World Championships to be held in Andorra. His aim is to win the World Championships in the Downhill category, and two podium places and an overall minimum of his great objectives for the future is to beat seven Guinness speed records. One of his great objectives for the future is to beat seven Guinness speed records.
Jan has brought together his own team: a trainer, a ski-tech and specialist medical service. He is constantly involved in researching and developing new materials, techniques and technology with a view to improving his performance and equipment. This is complemented by intensive physical preparation on a daily basis. Jan is 1.85m tall, and during the competition season weighs 95kg. He spends 250 days a year in the gym and around 90 days on snow.
His secrets for becoming a champion are effort, perseverance, the will to win, and, most importantly, innovation and freethinking.
“RESULTS DEPEND ON YOUR PHYSICAL AND MENTAL STRENGTH AND ON METICULOUS ATTENTION TO YOUR EQUIPMENT”
When Farrell is not skiing, you will find him in his office at Liberalia, the company he founded at the age of 18. His passion to create, investigate, develop, compete and win is a key player in his every day business life.
He is always on the lookout for new synergies, opportunities for collaboration, and fresh challenges. He is actively involved in over half a dozen firms, plays an active role in various federations, including FIS and the Madrid Ski Federation. As well as all this, Jan acts as a Mentor for budding entrepreneurs, including MBA students at IE Business School (ranked 9th in the World by the FT).
He's also a motivational speaker, and teaches technology to executives.
In his free time, Jan is a keen landscape photographer, and a qualified alpine ski instructor.
What is Speed Ski?
Speed Ski is the world´s fastest non-motorized sport.
It consists of the straight-line descent of an extremely steep slope, with around a half-kilometre vertical drop.
Some pistes exceed 120% or 50º vertical drop.
Acceleration from 0 to 100m in 3.4 seconds, faster than freefall speed.
The concentration is
paramount all is decided
in 15 to 20 seconds
3rd fastest skier in history
on Downhill skis. British
Downhill record holder
Professional, charismatic athlete
Jan and his team form an elite workgroup
Internationally positioned in several markets: United Kingdom, Spain and Czech Republic. National and International media coverage
Worldwide activity: Jan competes, trains and travels to countries all over the world
Expertise, know how:Since he started skiing 29 years ago, hard work and persevierence has led him to becoming World Cup Champion
Non Stop evolution: He always has a new challenge ahead.
PR plan 2014/2015: Jan has a new brand and a new PR team that will work in several marketing actions. Your brand has guaranteed media presence and investing in Jan can prodcue a strong ROI.
Premium Winter sport: High level sport followed by a premium target.
Transmits positive attitudes and values: Effort, technique, bravery and hard work.
Positioning: Prestigious sport associated with technology, research, concentration and mental strength.
Target: Winter sport enthusiasts of any sex and age.
R&D innovation: New materials and products, training...
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