• Katrin Zeller was the first time on skis at the age of 3. The Cross-Country courses of Oberstdorf/Rubi were just outside her home: “I was watching how the ski tourists tried to ski the short downhill part and mostly were not able to manage and eventually crashed. I wanted to do better.” Therefore she started with Cross-Country skiing.
• In Oberstdorf she joined a local ski club
• Katrin Zeller started competing in 1986
• In 1999 Zeller took part in her first FIS Nordic Junior World Ski Championships and finished second in the relay
• World Cup debut in December 1999 in Garmisch-Partenkirchen (GER)
• OPA Cup winner in 2006
• First World Cup podium in Lahti 2008 (third place in the 10 km classic)
• Just a week after she claimed her first victory in the Engadin Ski Marathon.
• In 2009 at the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships in Liberec, Zeller claimed her first medal, silver in the relay
• One year later, at her first Winter Olympic Games she was a member of the silver relay team
• Last season she cracked the top 10 in the FIS Tour de Ski again as she finished in 10th place
• She is a universal skier being strong both in sprints and distance competitions
• She grew up on a farm in Rubi, close to Oberstdorf with her parents Monika and Alois and her younger sister Marion
• Her favorite Cross-Country World Cup venue is in Lahti where she took her first podium spot
• Katrin Zeller is employed by the national police
• She has had tough back problems since the season 2003/2004 but after an intensive treatment in 2005 it has improved
• She likes shopping, good dining and sports in general.