Running Into History Marc Scott

Marc Scott broke Mo Farah’s 5k record, that’s how good he is.

Marc Scott is an English long-distance runner. He represented Great Britain in the 5000 meters at the 2017 (London) and 2019 (Doha) World Athletics Championships. He is currently the British & European Record holder for the indoor 5000m and the British Record Holder for the road 5k.

Scott started running at the age of 11. He grew up playing soccer as well as running and was “moderately” successful as a high school runner.

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

After graduating from Tulsa in the USA, Scott raced the men’s 5000 meters at the 2018 European Championships, placing fifth in the final. He became a double British champion when winning the 5000 meters event at the 2020 British Athletics Championships in a time of 13 min 32.98 sec.
He had previously won the title in 2018.

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