Austrian Bodybuilder Kurt Marnul and the coach of 7-time Mr. Olympia Arnold Schwarzenegger has passed away at the age of 93 years of age, according to an official announcement made Schwarzenegger’s personal Instagram account.
Marnul trained Schwarzenegger and brought him at the 1966 FIHC Mr. Universe show where he walked away with the honors in his weight class.
The date of Marnul’s passing is not revealed in the post.
Schwarzenegger wrote on the post: “Kurt Marnul, one of my first fitness idols, has passed away, and my thoughts are with his family.
I still remember the day in class that my teacher handed me the sports page and asked me to pick a story and write an essay. I saw this guy with glasses bench pressing a record, and I wrote about how someone who looked like a professor from the neck up bench pressed 190 kilos. My class laughed at that line, but my interest in lifting was no joke. When my friends and I met Kurt that summer, he was gracious with us even though we were little teenagers just learning to lift and he was Mr. Austria. He was the leader of our little lifting tribe, inspiring us and giving us a program.
People like Kurt are why I won’t call myself a self-made man. In Kurt’s memory, look around and see if there’s anyone you can lift up today. I know you can do it.”