Marc Davis (runner)

Marc Davis
Personal information
BornDecember 17, 1969 (1969-12-17) (age 53)
Oceanside, California, U.S.

Marc Davis (born December 17, 1969, in Oceanside, California) is a retired American track and field athlete, who mainly competed in distance races like the men's 3000 metres steeplechase and 5000 metres. His personal bests are 13:32.58 in the 5000 m set in 1989 and 8:14.26 in the steeplechase set in 1993.

Davis first gained fame while running for San Diego High School (the same alma mater as American distance star Meb Keflezighi), winning the Foot Locker Cross Country Championships, the equivalent of national championships, on his home course before a national TV audience.[1]

Next Davis ran for the University of Arizona, winning the 1992 3000 m Steeple Chase NCAA Men's Outdoor Track and Field Championships.[2]

At the USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships he won the 1993 steeplechase and in 1998 he won the 5000 metres.[3][4] On the roads he won the 1997 National 5K Championship.[5]

At the 1996 Summer Olympics, Davis won his semi-final in the steeplechase,[6] before finishing 12th in the final.

In 1998, Davis represented the United States in the IAAF World Cross country championships in Marrakech, Morocco, placing 12th overall.[7]

Personal bests

Year Event Time
1989 5000 metres 13:32.58
1993 3000 m Steeple 8:14.26


International competitions

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing the  United States
1986 World Junior Championships Athens, Greece 24th 20 km road run 1:29:13
1993 World Championships Stuttgart, Germany 11th 3000 m steeple 8:28.74
1994 Goodwill Games St. Petersburg, Russia 1st 3000 m steeple 8:14.30
1996 Olympic Games Atlanta, Georgia 12th 3000 m steeple 9:51.96
1998 Goodwill Games New York City, USA 6th 5000 m 13:50.84


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