With the Athletics began in 1997 at the age of 22 years, his first race in his later specialized discipline, the 400 - meter race, he contested in 1998. Already at the 2001 World Championships in Edmonton he was in the final after the semi-final with he 44, 66 s had run the fastest time of his career. In the finals, he ran 44.87 s, winning the silver medal behind the Bahamian Avard Moncur. At the European Championships in Munich in 2002, he was winner in the 400 - meter dash ( 45.14 s ), and so took the only gold medal in individual competitions for the DLV. Five hours after the victory he separated from his girlfriend Antje Schulte bush.
In 2003 he was diagnosed with mononucleosis and almost have to end his career. At the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens, he took up again, but different in the 400 -meter semifinals with a seventh place out. After Schultz had become 2000 and 2001, German Vice- Champion behind Lars Figura, he won from 2002 to 2004 at the German Championships.
After lengthy injury problems Schultz the end of his career in competitive sports announced on 21 October 2008. " The chances of success of a cure in time for the 2009 World Championships in Berlin were very low, " said the 33 -year-old runner. 2010 Ingo Schultz received by the German Athletics Federation Rudolf Harbig Memorial Award and 2011 from the Hamburg Athletic Association Seiffart the Hermann Memorial Award.
The 2.01 m wide and 96 -kg athlete started from 1997 to 2000 for TSG Bergedorf, from 2001 to 2002 for the LG Olympia Dortmund, followed by two more years for TSG Bergedorf, since for TSV Bayer 04 Leverkusen. He coached from 1997 to his departure from Hamburg in 2004 Jürgen Krempin, then at Thomas Kremer. By 2007 he was a member of the Armed Forces, most recently in the rank of captain. Since then, the graduate engineer working at a power generation company, but is dedicated to continue to the sport. Ingo Schultz is married.