Olivier Marceau, Cannes, France

Olivier Marceau

PERSONAL: Born January 30, 1973.

2004-’06 XTERRA Saipan Champion
2004-’05 XTERRA European Tour Champ


XTERRA EXPERIENCE: Sixth year, in first-ever race he won XTERRA Czech in 2002.

RACING ACCOMPLISHMENTS: Two-time Olympic triathlete - finishing 8th in Athens and 7th in Sydney; 2000 ITU Long Distance World Champion.

2004: Won XTERRA Saipan, Austria, and Germany, was 7th at XTERRA Czech, and third at XTERRA Italy. Also won the Tagaman triathlon in Saipan. Put together the best three races in Europe to claim the XTERRA European Tour Championship. Placed 2d at XTERRA World Championship where he was the race leader until mile out of run transition.

2005: Won XTERRA Saipan, Tagaman, and the PIC Double for the second straight year, finished third in Temecula, won XTERRA Czech and XTERRA Italy, placed 3rd in Richmond, then won XTERRA Spain which earned him his second straight XTERRA European Tour title. Placed 6th in Tahoe and finished third in the XTERRA U.S. Pro Points Series. Was 7th in Maui.

LAST YEAR: Won XTERRA Saipan and the Tagaman for third straight time and was third at XTERRA France, which he helped organize. Led much of the way at the XTERRA World Championship before being passed by Hamish Carter (the 2004 Olympic triathlon gold medalist) with a mile to go in the run. Finished 2nd, just 19 seconds back.