Coach Hafsteinsson and Gerd Kanter split

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I as a coach and Gerd Kanter as an athlete officially split up our cooperation today that has lasted for 12 years. During these years we have had a tremendous success together and I want to thank Gerd for the cooperation, it has been amazing.

Gerd has decided to continue training and competing but from now on he will make his own decisions on how to do it and which people he choices to work with.

I have very exciting things in front of me with my other GT athletes and other projects I am working on.

For both of us this is the best choice as all good things end sometime and it is time to stop now.

I want to thank all the people that have worked with me through the years and the list would be too long to mention you all, but I truly thank you.

Two names I have to mention and they are Indrek Tustit that has worked as a physical therapist/assistant coach for the last six years, great job! And at last and not least Raul Rebane, I would not liked to do this without you man, you are one of a kind and I have learned more from you than anybody. Super thanks to both you guys! I wish Gerd all the best in the future with his personal life as well as his athletic career.