Arnold Schwarzenegger Pens a Heartwarming Tribute to His “First Fitness Idol” as Kurt Marnul Passes Away at 93

Arnold Schwarzenegger Pens a Heartwarming Tribute to His “First Fitness Idol” as Kurt Marnul Passes Away at 93

There have been many legendary figures in bodybuilding who have established themselves as the sole source of motivation for young minds and aspirants. Back in the day, Arnold Schwarzenegger emerged as one of the most dedicated learners who wished to create an identity in bodybuilding. Naturally, the guidance and training he received from some notable figures in the field helped him carve down his famous, and most talked about physique in Bodybuilding history. 

Some notable personalities who helped Schwarzenegger make history were his best trainers namely, Joe Wider, Kurt Marnul, and a few more. Through the course of years of treacherous training, Schwarzenegger grew increasingly close to his mentors as he knew he owed his growth to them all. However, all good things come to an end and life and death are a part of this universe. It is with a heavy heart we inform you that Arnold has been dealing with a heavy loss lately. 

The seven-time Mr. Olympia champion just lost his first-ever trainer, Kurt Marnul as the legend passed away on the 9th of February, 2023 at 93 years of age. The devastated Hollywood star has thus taken it to his Instagram handle to pen an overwhelming note to his mentor as he took his leave from this world. Breaking it to the internet, the 75-year-old started off by shedding light on how he crossed paths with the first-ever idol of his life. 

Referring to him as Mr. Austria, Schwarzenegger wrote how he had been generous to him ever since day one. Although back in the day, he was just a budding teenager trying to make a passionate career in bodybuilding, Marnul was “gracious with them” since the beginning of his fitness journey. He further makes the admission that it is for people like Kurt Marnul that he does not refer to him as a self-made man. 

Arnold Schwarzenegger goes down memory lane to commemorate his days with Kurt Marnul 

Arnold Schwarzenegger and Marnul started off their journey back in the 1960s as he eventually tried to personally train the then-future Olympia champion. In fact, it was Marnul who pushed the Austrian bodybuilder to win the 1966 FIHC Mr. Universe title. Ever since not only Schwarzenegger but other legends in the industry also owe their life’s success to Marnul. 

The reason behind Marnul’s death is still unknown. However, the death of the legend marks the end of an era. Although we lost a star in the sky of bodybuilding, his legacy will forever be carried forward by his brilliant students like Arnold Schwarzenegger and many more. 

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