Marten van Riel started competing in triathlon in 2009 and has since gone on to represent his country at the 2016 Olympic Games Rio de Janeiro, where he placed 6th. 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.

Since his Olympic success, Van Riel has continued 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.

Career highlights:
- 3rd place 2019 WTS Edmonton
- 1st place 2019 ETU Sprint Cup Funchal
- 3rd place 2018 European Championships Glasgow
- 5th place 2018 World Triathlon Leeds

- Winner 2017 Wuustwezel ETU Sprint Triathlon European Cup
- Winner 2017 Malmö ETU Sprint Triathlon European Cup

- 6th place 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games

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2019 ITU World Triathlon Grand Final Lausanne
31 Aug, 2019 - Elite Men - 01:52:53
2019 ITU World Triathlon Mixed Relay Series Tokyo
18 Aug, 2019 - Mixed Relay - 00:21:05
2019 Tokyo ITU World Triathlon Olympic Qualification Event
16 Aug, 2019 - Elite Men - 01:55:08
2019 ITU World Triathlon Edmonton
20 Jul, 2019 - Elite Men - 00:55:02
2019 Hamburg ITU Triathlon Mixed Relay World Championships
07 Jul, 2019 - Mixed Relay - 00:19:05
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2019 ITU World Triathlon Grand Final Lausanne
2019-08-29 - Elite Men - 01:52:53
2019 ITU World Triathlon Edmonton
2019-07-20 - Elite Men - 00:55:02
2019 Hamburg Wasser World Triathlon
2019-07-06 - Elite Men - 00:55:41
2019 AJ Bell World Triathlon Leeds
2019-06-08 - Elite Men - 01:45:47
2019 ITU World Triathlon Yokohama
2019-05-18 - Elite Men - 01:44:09
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2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games
2016-08-18 - Elite Men - 01:46:03
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Given Name Marten
Family Name Van Riel
Representing BEL
Year of Birth 1992
Residence Belgium
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