Erik Merino - Professional Triathlete

Erik Merino is a professional triathlete. In 2015, he had three top place finishes and placed 5th in the 20-24 age group 70.3 Ironman World Championships in Austria. Erik trains and lives between his home town of Muntanyola and Girona (Catalonia, Spain), known as a paradise for cyclists and triathletes.

He uses veloToze for both training and racing. He told us, "I am very pleased to collaborate with veloToze. They are a very important part of the gear that I use. In the area where I live and train, it’s usually cold and foggy. From now on, I won’t have any problems keeping my feet warm." 

This year, Erik's main goals are the Ironman 70.3 European Championship and the Alpe d'Huez Long Distance Triathlon. 

Photos by Albert Merino

D.O.B.: December 21st, 1991 

Location: Barcelona (Spain)

Height: 175cm

Specialty: Professional Triathlons

Years racing: 6 years

Career Highlight: 5th in the World in Age group 20 - 24 at Ironman 70.3 World Championship (Zell am See, Austria, 2015)


1st PRO Half Altriman Triathlon (Les Angles, France)

1st PRO Duathlon of Vic (Vic, Catalonia)

1st SUB 23 Ironman 70.3 Pays d’Aix (Aix en Provence, France)

2nd PRO Championship of Catalonia Half Ironman (Banyoles, Catalonia)

2nd PRO Triathlon Terres de l’Ebre (St. Carles de la Ràpita, Catalonia)

8th PRO – National Championship Long Distance Triathlon (Ibiza, Spain)


1st PRO – Champion of Catalonia Half Ironman (Balaguer, Catalonia, 2014)

1st PRO – Aritzaleku Triathlon (Aritzaleku, Navarra)

1st PRO – Triathlon l’Escala (l’Escala, Catalonia)

2nd PRO – Half Altriman Triathlon (Les Angles, France)

3rd PRO – Triathlon Terres de l’Ebre (St. Carles de la Ràpita, Catalonia)

3rd PRO – Triathlon du Soulur/Aubisque (Baudreix, France)

4th SUB 23 – Ironman 70.3 European Championship (Wiesbaden, Germany)


1st PRO – Triathlon Arenys de Mar (Arenys de Mar, Catalonia)

1st SUB 23 – Champion of Catalonia Half Ironman (Banyoles, Catalonia)

1st SUB 23 – Champion of Catalonia Triathlon Cross (Balaguer, Catalonia)

1st SUB 23 – Ironman 70.3 Lanzarote (Lanzarote, Canarias)

2nd SUB 23 – National Championship Middle Distance Triathlon (Córdoba, Spain)

2nd SUB 23 – National Championship Triathlon Cross (El Barraco, Extremadura)

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