Marten Van Riel

  • Belgium
  • Born: 1992
Biography

Marten van Riel started competing in triathlons in 2009 and has since gone on to represent his country at the 2016 Olympic Games Rio de Janeiro, where he placed 6th, and at Tokyo 2020 finishing 4th. Marten’s performances on the bike continue to stand out from the crowd, with a fierce determination and confidence in his ability to surge away solo that have helped him to some memorable finishes at the highest level.

It was in 2017 that Marten began to produce world-class performances both in World Cup and World Series events, with victory in the Miyazaki World Cup at the end of 2017 clearly providing the confidence boost that saw him through an excellent 2018, with 5th place in WTS Leeds, 7th in WTS Hamburg and Edmonton and European Championship bronze in both the individual and Mixed Relay.

In 2019, five top-10 finishes helped the Belgian to fifth place in the overall rankings, with third place at WTS Edmonton his best of the year, before a brilliant run of podiums in 2021 saw him finish second in the Series thanks to bronze in Leeds and Montreal, silver at the Championship Finals Edmonton and that gutsy 4th place in Tokyo.

Career highlights:
- Overall second 2021 World Triathlon Championship Series
- 4th place Tokyo 2020 Individual
- 2nd place 2021 WTCS Final Edmonton
- 3rd place 2021 WTCS Leeds and WTCS Montreal
- 1st place 2019 ETU Sprint Cup Funchal

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2021 World Triathlon Championship Finals Edmonton
21 Aug, 2021 - Elite Men - 01:44:14
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Groupe Copley 2021 World Triathlon Championship Series Montreal
14 Aug, 2021 - Final Men. Stage 2 - 00:21:28
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Groupe Copley 2021 World Triathlon Championship Series Montreal
14 Aug, 2021 - Final Men. Stage 3 - 00:22:16
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Groupe Copley 2021 World Triathlon Championship Series Montreal
14 Aug, 2021 - Final Men. Stage 1 - 00:21:54
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Groupe Copley 2021 World Triathlon Championship Series Montreal
13 Aug, 2021 - Qualifier 1 Elite Men - 00:21:28
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2021 World Triathlon Championship Finals Edmonton
2021-08-21 - Elite Men - 01:44:14
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Groupe Copley 2021 World Triathlon Championship Series Montreal
2021-08-13 - Qualifier 1 Elite Men - 00:21:28
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Groupe Copley 2021 World Triathlon Championship Series Montreal
2021-08-13 - Elite Men - 00:22:16
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AJ Bell 2021 World Triathlon Championship Series Leeds
2021-06-05 - Elite Men - 01:44:03
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2021 World Triathlon Championship Series Yokohama
2021-05-15 - Elite Men - 01:43:37
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Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games
2021-07-26 - Elite Men - 01:45:52
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Rio de Janeiro 2016 Olympic Games
2016-08-18 - Elite Men - 01:46:03
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Athlete Fact Sheet
Given Name Marten
Family Name Van Riel
Representing BEL
Year of Birth 1992
Residence Belgium
Twitter @MartenVanRiel
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