WhatsApp Image 2016-08-15 at 15.44.32Scott has been running since the age of 14 where at Orleans Park School in Twickenham he made his first steps into the competitive world of athletics. From winning cross country races at school, Scott went on to gaining a running scholarship to the USA in 2004. He attended Butler University from 2004-2007 and during his time here he gained his first GB vest in 2005, where he finished 6th in the 5000m at the European U23 Championships in 2005.
This decision to go to Butler University has been instrumental in Scott’s running career and he credits this decision that has made him the runner he is today. During his time at Butler he won multiple All-American titles and finished 6th in the NCAA Championships at the Indoor Mile in 2007 – his final race for Butler.
After graduating he joined the Team Indiana Elite (TIE) group to continue his training in the USA, here he was coached by Robert Chapman. The group trains in Bloomington, Indiana and every year they go altitude training to Flagstaff, AZ. He made his marathon debut at the Berlin Marathon in 2011 running a time of 2:10.55 finishing in 5th place. This was over one minute inside the Olympic qualifying time.
On the 5th December 2011 Scott was officially named to the GB 2012 Olympic team having achieved the “A-Standard” at the Berlin marathon.
At the 2012 London Olympics Scott finished in 61st position and was very disappointed with the result. He now aims to keep improving and learning the marathon distance under the coaching of Alan Storey.
Due to illness at the London Marathon in 2016, which was the Olympic trials for Team GB, Scott did not finish. Subsequent blood tests revealed glandular fever and the selectors picked 3 others, despite Scott being ranked #2 in the country having twice ran the qualifying time. The Rio dream was over, but the journey continues…..
Scott currently lives in Sutton, Surrey and splits his time between London and the USA training in pursuit of the perfect marathon.