Marcel has ambitions to be the best in the sport of triathlon and has a desire to push himself every day and look for every opportunity to make himself the best athlete he can be.
When Marcel isn’t in Australia he bases himself in Girona, Spain.
What is your ultimate finish line?
I would love to be the best in the world at triathlon. I think that any competitive athlete wants to be the best, and I am another!
What are you most proud of?
Finding a good balance between my elite athlete lifestyle and my personal life outside of sport.
What are your best habits as an athlete?
Staying motivated and being able to tick off my training sessions day in day out.
Who is to thank/blame for introducing you to your sport? Tell us your history to how it all began, how you got to where you are now.
My first triathlon coach Richard Stewart sparked my triathlon fever. I had been swimming my whole life and when I was about 17 years old, Richard convinced me to take part in a local triathlon race. I loved every bit of it and from then on continued to focus my training on triathlon. Triathlon has brought me to some amazing places around the world and I am very thankful of that.
If you could invite any 3 people (dead or alive) to a dinner party, who would they be and why? What would you cook?
Robin Williams - He can make anyone laugh! I remember watching him on 'Whose line is it anyway' when I was young and being in hysterics.
Fredderic Chopin - Pianist from the Romantic period. I love his music and I would make sure to have a piano in the room too.
Roger Federer - Because he seems so friendly and would have a lot of stories to tell.
As for the menu, homemade pizza (because it is hard to go wrong!) and a rich chocolate cake for dessert!
Describe your perfect day - how does it look, what do you do and who are you with?
My perfect day would be hiking through the mountains with my girlfriend. I love the fresh air and tranquility when you are in the nature. A nice hike/run through the Pyrenees in the morning and then a late tasty lunch to refuel followed by an afternoon to relax, play board games and watch a movie.
What is your favourite 2XU product and why? How does this help you prepare, perform, recover and repeat?
Currently I am loving the Light Speed T-shirts for my runs, as they are lightweight and comfortable to wear. I have always loved the compression shorts, I really like the light compression feel for my harder runs.