A NEW CONCEPT OF ENJOYING
SPORT KNOWING THE WORLD
I am Marcel Zamora, known as “Xelin” amongst friends. I am was born in Barcelona in 1978, currently based and in love with Banyoles. I started doing individual and endurance sports at a very young age. By the age of 9, we started doing athletics with my brother. In 1995, I started my triathlon career with a very unique and special team, Dream Team Triatló, lead by Pere Bossa. Pere’s presence was essential for my unconditional love towards this sport and linking my life to sport with a huge passion, he was my father in sports and the one who sparked the desire in my mind to improve myself day by day until I reached the titles that I had never imagined, but above all that, reach the dream of being a professional triathlete. My journey in the long-distance triathlon started in 1999 and in 2002, I completed my first full distance IM.
As of today, I have already finished 26 Ironmans, with 12 wins, of which 5 x in Nice and 6 x in Embrunman, 1 x BCN Challenge they have stamped and made my athletic career.
If I have gotten something from my career, I have learned a lot about yourself. I learned great values of life, got to see the world and best of all, been able to share it with so many incredible people for more than 25 years of my career.
I consider myself passionate about sports and the lifestyle that one gets with endurance type of sport,
when you find the right balance, it is when the results and satisfaction come easier. It has always been one of my goals to be able to share my knowledge and passion gained over the many years I have been lucky to call triathlon my work.