The Spanish triathlete did not get his sixth consecutive Nice Ironman and was third behind Van Lierde and Chaboud.
Despite his good performance, Marcel Zamora cannot revalidate his title of winner of the Nice Ironman for the sixth time in a row. The Catalan finished third in the French event behind Belgian Frederik Van Lierde and Frenchman François Chabaud.
Already in the swimming Van Lierde went alone and put land in the middle with his immediate pursuers, Zamora and Chaboud among them. On the bike section, Zamora had a breakdown and has been standing for more than 10 ′ and reached the second transition in sixth position, already a long way from the head. Finally, Van Lierde walked away from Chaboud in the first kilometers of the marathon so as not to close until the final victory. For his part, Marcel Zamora was recovering positions in the foot race until he finished third, twelve minutes behind the winner.
1. Frederik Van Lierde (BEL) 8h28'30 »
1. François Chaboud (FRA) 8h37'18 »
3. Marcel Zamora (ESP) 8h40'55 »
4. Paul Amey (FRA) 8h47'04 »
5. Sergio Marques (POR) 8h49'55 »