Mark Carroll (runner)

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Mark Carroll (born 15 January 1972 in Knocknaheeny, Cork) is a former Irish runner that went to school in The North Monastery, who specialized in the 5000 metres. He was the 1991 European junior champion over 5,000m; 2000 European Indoor champion over 3,000m and won a bronze medal in the 1998 European Championships over 5,000m.

Carroll missed the 1996 Olympics due to injury and missed qualifying for the 5,000m final at the 2000 Olympics by one place. He finished 6th in the 2002 New York Marathon, but decided not to look to compete over that distance in the 2004 Olympics due to the heat and humidity in Athens. He has also been coaching other Irish athletes such as Gareth Turnbull since about 2005 and in 2008 was appointed US Athlete Manager for Athletics Ireland. In August, 2009 he was appointed head cross country coach at Auburn University. [1] Currently, Carroll serves at the Director of Track and Field at Drake University.[2]


Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing  Ireland
1995 World Championships Gothenburg, Sweden 12th 5000 m
1998 European Championships Budapest, Hungary 3rd 5000 m
1999 World Championships Seville, Spain 14th 5000 m
2000 European Indoor Championships Ghent, Belgium 1st 3000 m
2001 World Indoor Championships Lisbon, Portugal 7th 3000 m
2002 European Championships Munich, Germany 6th 5000 m
New York City Marathon New York, United States 6th Marathon 2:10:54
2005 European Indoor Championships Madrid, Spain 9th 3000 m

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