Scott Smith


Mile – 4:01.93 (2013)
10,000m – 28:24.27 (2016)
Half Marathon – 1:02:34 (2016)
Marathon – 2:09:46 (2020)

Scott is tremendously versatile having run 4:01 for the mile, 1:02 for the half marathon and 2:09 for the marathon. He currently splits his time between Los Angeles and Flagstaff, coming to Arizona for training stints before important races. Scott has excelled since his high school days in California where his team qualified for the first ever Nike Cross Nationals event.

Scott ran his debut half marathon in 1:03:18 in 2012. That earned him a spot on the U.S. team at the IAAF World Half Marathon Championships in Kavarna, Bulgaria. His marathon debut came in December of 2013 at the California International Marathon where he finished fourth overall in 2:16:04. In the fall of 2014, as a member of NAZ Elite, he chopped 1:24 off of that time when he finished third at the Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon in 2:14:40. In 2015 he finished seventh at the USA Marathon Championships in Los Angeles and then represented the U.S. at the 2015 IAAF World Championships in the Marathon where he finished 28th. His 2016 began with a 14th place finish at the United States Olympic Trials Marathon. In the spring, he won the Rock ‘n’ Roll San Diego Half Marathon in 1:02:34 and then PR’d at 10,000 meters six days later in 28:24.27. He finished 14th in the latter event at the Olympic Track and Field Trials. Early 2017 highlights included a 1:03:16 at the Houston Half Marathon and runner-up finish at the Gasparilla Distance Classic Half Marathon. In the fall of 2017 he ran a huge personal best in the marathon of 2:12:21 at the Frankfurt Marathon. In the spring of 2018 he finished sixth at the BAA Boston Marathon.

After a 17th place finish at the TCS NYC Marathon in the fall of 2018, Scott finished second at the USATF 25k Championships in May of 2019. In the fall, he ran a big personal best of 2:11:14 at the Bank of America Chicago Marathon. At the 2020 Olympic Marathon Trials, he finished 19th in 2:14:49. In December of 2020, he lowered his marathon best again–to 2:09:46 at The Marathon Project where he finished sixth.

Scott enjoyed a stellar career at the University of Santa Barbara where he still holds the school record in the 10,000 (28:35.71).

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