Marius started Olympic lifting at Morris Motors Weightlifting Club in 1982, after being sent to put on some muscle for his County Cricket. By 1985 he finished 4th at the British Schoolboys. The following year he became British Champion.
From 1986 he concentrated on weightlifting alone and in 1987 was selected for the British Weightlifting team.
In 1988 he won silver in the Power Pentathlon (a competition based on the Snatch, Clean & Jerk and three athletic events) in East Germany. In 1989 at junior level he finished 8th in the European Championships in Yugoslavia.
Marius went on to win many British titles and international medals. In 1994 he competed for Wales in the Silver Dragon competition a well known world cup competition. He won the prestigious title of Supreme Champion. Previous year’s winners of this title include: Dave Morgan (Wales), Stefan Botev (Bulgaria) and Nicu Vlad (Romania). In 1994, Marius became the British record holder at 83kg.
During 1995 Marius spent some time lifting for A C Rollfix in Austria, a team based in the Austrian Weightlifting Bundesleague, where he won medals in a very competitive environment that included many lifters from Russia, Hungary and Bulgaria.
In 1998, Marius competed for Wales in Kuala Lumpur at the Commonwealth Games, although he was sustaining a back injury he came a respectable 6th place.
In 1999 Marius won his last British Seniors title at 77kg before retiring from weightlifting.
Following his retirement he went on to train for the GB Bobsleigh trials and later played Rugby.
Since 2000 Marius has been coaching many weightlifters that have gone on to win British titles and elite British lifters.
He has also coached many athletes, rugby players and even skiers. All of these rugby players are playing at a high level and a number have gone on to play for Wasps and England.
Marius continues to lift weights and races motocross for his latest hobby!