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Marcel Hug

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Marcel Hug from Pfyn was born with an open back (spina bifida). After years of training, he became a top wheelchair competitor and is currently the world’s best wheelchair athlete.

Through his commitment and his performances, Marcel Hug hopes to contribute to a greater popularity and recognition of wheelchair athletics. To achieve his ambitious goals, Marcel must be able to count on the support of sponsors.

We have been Marcel Hug’s personal sponsor since 2005.


Marcel Hug is the Swiss record holder in all disciplines from 100 m up to 10,000 m. He is also the world record holder over 1500 m, 10,000 m, the half-marathon and the marathon. He became the best all-round athlete in the world during the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio, winning two gold medals (800 m and marathon) and two silver medals (1500 m and 5000 m).
He won the World Championship titles over 800 m, 1500 m and 5000 m in London in 2017, and took gold again over 800 m, 1500 m and 5000 m at the European Para Athletics Championships in Berlin (2018) and Bydgoszcz, Poland (2021).

The 2021 Paralympic Games in Tokyo were the latest highlight in Marcel Hug’s sports and athletics career, when he took gold four times, namely over 800 m, 1500 m (including a new world record), 5000 m and the marathon. In 2021, he also broke the marathon world record set 22 years earlier.

Marcel Hug’s outstanding performances prove that he is undoubtedly one of the best athletes in the world.

Sports career

Marcel Hug came across wheelchair racing in 1996. That same year, he took part in his first junior competition and won the race, thus laying the foundations of his sports career.

In the following years, he took part in many races, first as a junior and later as an elite competitor in Switzerland and abroad. In 2001, he finally joined the Swiss wheelchair athletics team. Marcel Hug’s breakthrough happened 2004 during the Paralympic Games in Athens, where he took bronze over 800 m and 1500 m. He definitely became a world-class athlete during the 2016 Paralympics in Rio, winning two gold medals (800 m and marathon) and two silver medals (1500 m and 5000 m).

Marcel Hug