Being alone in the middle of a desert and listening to the silence of the moment was a life-changing experience for Thomas. Even the harshest environment can be of fascinating beauty when you get the chance to perceive it. Thomas is working in Germany’s Silicon Valley while competing in ultra-marathons, and is setting courses for endurance races around the world. He inspires others with his web blog and his contributions to runners magazines. In all his activities he focuses on the pure experience of the environment and makes an effort to leave nothing behind than a small trace in the sand.