Marc Scott

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Marc Scott
Marc Scott.jpg
Scott racing at University of Washington
Personal information
Born (1993-12-21) 21 December 1993 (age 27)
North Yorkshire, England[1]
Height5 ft 10 in (178 cm)
Event(s)5000m, 10,000m
College teamTulsa
ClubBowerman Track Club / Richmond & Zetland Harriers
Coached byJerry Schumacher
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s)3000m: 7:36.08[2]
5000m: 13:05.13i[2]
10,000m: 27:10.41[2]

Marc Scott (born 21 December 1993) is an English long-distance runner.[3] He represented Great Britain in the 5000 metres at the 2017 (London) and 2019 (Doha) World Athletics Championships. He is currently the British & European Record holder for the indoor 5000m (29/02/20) and the British Record Holder for the road 5k.

Running career[edit]

Scott started running at the age of 11.[4] He grew up playing soccer as well as running, and was "moderately" successful as a high school runner according to Tulsa World.[4] Tulsa's cross country and distance coach Steve Gulley claimed that he did not seek international recruits, but that Scott reached out to him. In addition to this, an accomplished British runner put in a good word for Scott.[4]

“You don’t have many kids saying, ‘I can make your team if you give me a shot.’…He talked his way into a scholarship and a spot on this team." -Steve Gulley[4]

""No, I was always going to be on the start line unless I was told otherwise..."

Marc Scott after winning the men's 10,000 meters at the NCAA DI Outdoor Championships on 7 June 2017[5]

On 5 June 2017 Scott was admitted to hospital for a seizure he experienced four miles into a regular training run.[6] He reportedly had experienced seizures in the past.[6][5] In spite of the hospitalisation, doctors did not forbid him from racing, and he went on to win the men's 10,000 metres at the 2017 NCAA DI Outdoor Championships in a time of 29:01.54, running the last 400 metres in 55.44 seconds.[5]

After graduating from Tulsa, Scott joined the Bowerman Track Club. He raced the men's 5000 metres at the 2018 European Championships, placing fifth in the final.

He became a double British champion when winning the 5000 metres event at the 2020 British Athletics Championships in a time of 13 min 32.98 sec. He had previously won the title in 2018.[7]

International competitions[edit]

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing  Great Britain
2015 European U23 Championships Tallinn, Estonia 6th 10,000 m 29:21.99
2017 World Championships London, United Kingdom 33rd (h) 5000 m 13:58.11
2018 European Championships Berlin, Germany 5th 5000 m 13:23.14
2019 World Championships Doha, Qatar 29th (h) 5000 m 13:47.12

Personal bests[edit]





  1. ^ "University of Tulsa Athletics - Marc Scott - 2015-16". Retrieved 2017-08-15. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ a b c IAAF. "Marc SCOTT - Athlete Profile".
  3. ^ Marc Scott at World Athletics
  4. ^ a b c d Kelly Hines (May 4, 2017). "TU took a chance on distance runner Marc Scott, and it paid off". Retrieved October 14, 2018. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  5. ^ a b c (June 7, 2017). "Tulsa's Marc Scott Wins 2017 NCAA 10K Title Just Two Days After Being Hospitalized for a "Mini-Seizure"". Retrieved October 14, 2018. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  6. ^ a b Kristan Dietz (June 8, 2017). " Despite Medical Emergency, Marc Scott Wins 10,000 Meters At NCAA Champs". Retrieved October 14, 2018. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  7. ^ "Results list". British Athletics.
  8. ^ "Profile of Marc SCOTT". Retrieved 2017-08-15. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)