16 June 2021  |  G Denison

We cannot be more proud of Marc Scott a talented former Northallerton School & Sixth Form College student now 27 years old, has just qualified for this summer’s Olympic Games in dramatic style. Marc outsprinted double, Olympic champion Sir Mo Farah in a powerful finish to become British 10,000m champion in the European Cup and book his place on the plane for the Tokyo Olympics.

We all remember Marc and his exceptional talent, determination and commitment at school and in particular all those athletic competitions representing the school and the area, Hambleton and Richmondshire. As a teenager, he memorably took part in a Northallerton Carnival relay race on the High Street organised by Rotary Northallerton Mowbray. Who would have guessed then that he would go on to represent his country on the biggest stage of all?

Marc’s journey of success has gone from strength to strength. We nominated Marc for the Northern Echo Local Heroes Awards back in 2010 and we had such a fantastic evening with his family and coach, it was such a privilege to be a part of his special evening.

He was also one of the Northallerton London 2012 torchbearers as it was paraded through the town along with Fergus Roberts (another exceptional sports student).  Both gave up so much of their time after the relay to come into school and local primaries to show off their torch and talk about their experiences of being a part of the Summer Olympic 2012 torch relay.

After completing his A levels at Northallerton, Marc then embarked on a degree in America and gained a scholarship continuing his athletics training and improving on his athletic performance constantly.

Marc holds the British and European record for the indoor 5000m and the British record for the road 5k and already had the 10,000m qualifying time when he started the British trials in Birmingham.

Below is an article, which has a video of the moment he crosses the line: https://www.insidethegames.biz/articles/1108684/european-10000m-cup-birmingham-farah

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