Jonas Deichman set his first world record when he cycled coast to coast across Eurasia in 2017. After accomplishing this record-breaking feat, he resigned from his job in software sales. He had been in this field since completing his master’s degree in international business. He had decided to follow his dream and pursue a career as a professional adventurer.
The years after making this enormous career change saw Jonas Deichman not only succeed but surpass all expectations. He managed to set new world records for all big continental crossings. Amongst these, he includes the routes from Norway to South Africa and Alaska to Argentina.
The year 2020 saw Jonas Deichman undertake his biggest challenge to date. He was to embark on the first triathlon around the globe.
The around-the-world triathlon would see Jonas Deichman employ the triathlon disciplines of running, cycling, and swimming. And he made the seemingly impossible possible. During a time that saw the entire world in a state of lockdown, he spent fourteen months of his life circumnavigating the globe.
Jonas Deichman did not have an easy time during this amazing feat. He experienced various setbacks such as difficult borderline experiences, amongst various others. Yet he also experienced moments of intense joy. His journey saw him swim 460 km through the currents and storms of the Adriatic Sea. At times he was totally alone during periods of pitch blackness. His experience also saw him cycle over 20,000 km and cross Siberia during the coldest of winter months. His final journey saw him run 120 marathons in 117 days. This latter part of his journey saw him cross Mexico and become a national hero.
A modern-day Forrest Gump, Jonas Deichman made national news and gained a following of thousands who joined his run. Many millions followed it online.
This incredible journey is truly one of courage and motivation.
With regards to his educational background, Jonas Deichman holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business and Economics / International Business from Sweden’s Jönköping University and a master’s degree in business and development from Copenhagen Business School, Denmark.
A self-employed adventurer and extreme athlete, Jonas Deichman is also a successful author who has been featured in three documentaries highlighting his feats. These include the 2020 Cape to Cape, the 2021 Miles Ahead, and the 2020 Das Limit bin nur ich.
His various world records include:
Jonas Deichman, as a conference speaker, brings to his audiences the amazing traits and mental focus needed to succeed in any given situation. His business background allows him to seamlessly make use of his true life experiences and apply them to the business environment. He lives in Sweden and speaks Swedish, English, German, Spanish, and Portuguese.
Breaking Limits: Jonas Deichman tells his story in a visional presentation where he shares insights into his mindset, goal setting, motivation, and ability to overcome setbacks in the context of one of the world’s most challenging expeditions in recent years. His background in international business and sales gives him the ability to add new impetus and stimulus to the business context.
“Thank you for the inspiring keynote and many learning for my team and myself. Our team was very much impressend. We discussed afterwards how we can transfer your messages about uniqueness, mindset, endurance and resilence into our business. I am sure that this will also be successful”
“Jonas Deichmann absolutely inspired the participants of our Stuttgart Controlling & Management Forum with his exciting presentation “Triathlon 360 Degree” and let them share in his great adventure. From the insights into his way of thinking and motivation, his goal setting and how he dealt with the daily challenges and strains on the triathlon around the world, which lasted over a year, they took away many impulses and suggestions for their management tasks in their companies.”
“Der Motivationsvortrag von Jonas Deichmann war packend und motivierend und verzichtete komplett auf die üblichen Phrasen aus dem Vertriebshandbuch. Zielorientierung, Strukturiertheit und ein positives „Mindset“ als Schlüssel zum Erfolg waren die Botschaften, die Jonas aus den Erfahrungen seiner Abenteuer ableiteten konnte. Damit gelang es ihm, auch weniger sportaffine Vertriebler zum Nachdenken über seine Erfolgsfaktoren zu bringen. Große Begeisterung bei Vertrieblern und Geschäftsleitung”
“It’s all about the mindset. Jonas‘ presentation was inspiring and highly motivational – incredible sporting achievements, effortlessly combined with practical advice – we got lots of positive feedback!”
“Jonas joined us for an event to give his perspective on dealing with uncertainty and resilience. His lively presentation was perceived very well and gave inspirating impulses, the audience was fascinated. Thanks again!“