Thursday, March 24, 2022

Scott sprints to brilliant bronze in Belgrade

Marc Scott turned in the performance of his life last weekend to win a brilliant bronze medal over 3000m at the World Indoor Championships in Belgrade.

The 28-year-old clocked 7:42.02 to finish behind Ethiopian duo Selemon Barega and Lamecha Girma.

“I had it in my head that I wanted a medal and it weighed pretty heavily at times,” he said. “You never know what’s going to happen in these races. I knew if I could get around a lot of bodies going into the last lap it would be very hard for them to come back past me.

“The race was choppy and bruising but that’s the way it goes. I have blood on my shin but I can’t feel that now. I’m sure I will later when all this sinks in. It doesn’t dampen anything and the pain worth it to come away with a medal.

“I’ve always believed this is my level but I always had minor set-backs going into the major championships. This year I knew I could compete. It gives me great confidence going forwards.”

Elsewhere Josh Thompson ran brilliantly to the reach the men’s 1500m final, where the Bowerman Track Club athlete was off his best, finishing 12th.

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