Marcel Hacker is 1,96 m tall and 102 kg in weight. The industrial mechanic Deutsche Bahn AG rowed from 2005 to 2012 for the Frankfurt Rudergesellschaft Germania 1869. Starting in 2013, starts hacking for the SC Magdeburg. Since 1998, Hacker trained with Andreas mouth. In December 2008, took Hartmut Buschbacher, who is also head coach of the German Rowing Federation, this function.
Marcel Hacker won at the 1995 World Junior Championships in One. After that, he has won several medals at the World Championships for under 23 year olds. In the sculls of the German Rowing Federation, he won in 1997 and 1998, a silver medal at the World Cup open.
Marcel Hacker rowing since 1999, the one for Germany at the 1999 World Championships in St. Catherines, he qualified for the 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney. There he won the bronze medal. In 2001, hackers had a strong season again, but dropped out after one in significantly angegangenem under world record World Cup semi-final on the Rotsee from.
2002 Marcel Hacker world champion in the world best time of 6:36,33 min, which had 2006 inventory until 26 August. After he won more than 40 races in a row, he had to be at the 2003 World Championships in Milan Olaf Tufte from Norway defeated. At the Olympic Games 2004 in Athens hacker suffered health setbacks and was eliminated in the semifinals unhappy. However, in the B- final, he won first place again.
At the 2006 World Championships in Eton / GB, he won in a thrilling final the silver medal in 6:35:49 min behind the defending champion Mahe Drysdale from New Zealand ( 6:35:40 min), thus beat the old world record Hackers.
2007, at the World Championships on his home track in Munich, hackers showed very strong performance in the flow and semi-finals, but could not connect to it in the final and thus finished fifth.
Marcel Hacker is currently considered one of the best athletes of the German Rowing Association and was a long time constant performance. His long-term goal was the Langerringen the previously lost gold medal at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing. This goal could not be reached in Beijing. He reached the fourth place in the semi-final only the final instance where he was victorious and thus won a total of seventh place in the men's single sculls.
In 2009, he did not appear in international competitions as in previous years, in one of but rowed in the quadruple sculls of the German Rowing Federation. This took third place at the 2009 World Championships in Poland.
At the Olympic Games in London in 2012 he reached the sixth place.
A year later, he reached the third place at the World Rowing Championships 2013 in Chungju.
In addition, Marcel Hacker aligns frequently training camp for young people. Marcel Hacker also coached several years with André Vonarburg.