After second world war the young man Armin grew up in a small village in the southwest of Germany, where daily life was mostly characterized by the hard work in the coal mines. There were many poor families in the region, whose income was just enough for a warm meal a day. The family Armin belonged to had even less than the already poor. He was interested in sports, became a sprinter and in the winter of 1957 Armin trained under unimaginable circumstances in the frozen forests of his home country. He was obsessed with a vision to be the fastest athlete on earth. He became the first man running 10 seconds over the distance of 100m.