Marc Davis (athlete)

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Marc Davis (athlete)
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Born December 17, 1969

Marc Davis (born December 17, 1969 in Oceanside, California) is a retired American track and field athlete, who mainly competed in distance races like the men's 3.000 metres steeplechase and 5.000 metres. His personal bests are 13:32.58 in the 5000 metres set in 1989 and 8:14.26 in the steeplechase set in 1993.

Davis first gained fame while running for San Diego High School (the same alma mater as American distance star Meb Keflezighi, winning the Foot Locker Cross Country Championships, the equivalent of national championships, on his home course[1] before a national TV audience.

Next Davis ran for the University of Arizona, winning the 1992 3000m Steeple Chase NCAA Men's Outdoor Track and Field Championships.[2]

At the USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships he won the 1993 steeplechase[3] and in 1998 he won the 5000 metres.[4] On the roads he won the 1997 National 5K Championship.[5]

At the 1996 Summer Olympics, Davis won his semi-final in the steeplechase,[6] before finishing 12th in the final.


Year Tournament Venue Result Event
1993 World Championships Stuttgart, Germany 11th 3.000m steeple
1994 Goodwill Games St. Petersburg, Russia 1st 3.000m steeple
1996 Olympic Games Atlanta, Georgia 12th 3.000m steeple
1998 Goodwill Games New York City, USA 6th
5.000 metres


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