Triathlete Imogen Simmonds joins hep Sports Teams


Simmonds placed 3rd at Ironman 70.3 World Championship in France


hep Sports Team welcomes its second female Pro-Athlete: Imogen Simmonds. The 27-year-old British/Swiss citizen has been competing as a professional triathlete since 2017. Since then, she’s joined the world’s elite of female athletes finishing third in the World Championships 2019 in Nice, France.


Triathlete Simmonds: Born in Hong Kong and living in Geneva, Switzerland, Imogen Simmonds is a multi-cultural athlete with a strong environmental awareness. She states, "I am honored and excited to join the hep Sports Team. Having completed my Masters in Environmental Technology, the hep Sports Team is a way for me to combine my two passions: racing triathlon whilst representing a company committed to green futures. It's is a dream come true."

In 2019, Imogen displayed a performance boost which led to the following results:


  • 1st place       Ironman 70.3 Dubai 2020
  • 12th place     Ironman World Championship Hawaii 2019
  • 2nd place      Ironman European Championship Frankfurt 2019
  • 3rd place       Ironman 70.3 World Championship Nice 2019


hep Sports Team Manager Ronnie Schildknecht is very happy to have Imogen – or Imo - in the team: ,,With Imogen's third place at the 70.3 World Champs in Nice and second place at the Ironman European Champs in Frankfurt, she established herself in the world‘s top triathlon scene. I am convinced of her potential to compete for the top spots in Kona in the coming years.“


hep sports Team: hep follows a holistic approach in building and leading its Sports Team which currently consists of five professional and six junior athletes: Beside financial support, hep focuses on mentoring in the areas of personal growth and athletic achievements. “Triathlon is a matter of the heart to us,” explains CEO and founder Christian Hamann. “We appreciate the endurance, versatility and success of our athletes, and want to support the sport in Germany and on an international level.”


About hep: hep is a German-based private equity fund and vertically integrated solar power company which performs all services along the full development cycle of solar projects. hep’s board of management has over 50 years of combined experience in development, construction, operation and financing of renewable energy projects. With locations in Germany, Japan, Taiwan and the USA, hep has developed 450 million Euros worth of solar projects worldwide since 2008.

With hep’s investment funds, investors can take an active stand on the reduction of CO2 emissions. Among those investing in one of the company’s Alternative Investment Funds are Ironman Hawaii 2014 winner Sebastian Kienle as well as elite triathletes Laura Philipp and Boris Stein.


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