He competed for Israel at the 2000 Summer Olympics and for the United States at the 2004 and 2008 Olympics. In all competitions he was eliminated in the semifinals. He was born in Berkeley, California and is Jewish on his biological mother's side; he was later adopted and raised by an Israeli Jewish couple.
Zur is currently retired and coaches his wife Krisztina Fazekas Zur, who is an Olympic champion canoeist herself.
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