After finishing sixth at the Boston Marathon in April in his first Abbott World Marathon Majors race, Scott Smith will be making his TCS New York City Marathon debut. This year, he also set new personal bests in the 10K (29:01) and mile (4:03.91).
Smith ran his first half marathon in 1:03:18 in 2012, earning a spot on the U.S. team at the IAAF World Half Marathon Championships. The following year, he finished fourth at his marathon debut in 2:16:04 at the California International Marathon.
At the 2015 USA Marathon Championships, Smith finished seventh, going on to represent the U.S. at the IAAF World Championships where he was 28th. His 2016 began with a 14th-place finish at the U.S. Olympic Trials Marathon, and he finished in the same spot in the 10,000 meters at the U.S. Olympic Track and Field Trials.
In 2017, he was the fourth fastest U.S. marathoner behind Galen Rupp, Tim Ritchie, and Shadrack Biwott after setting a personal best of 2:12:21 at the Frankfurt Marathon.
A graduate of the University of California, Santa Barbara, Smith currently splits his time between Los Angeles and Flagstaff, AZ. His fiancée, Nicole, is a resident pediatrician at UCLA and they have two dogs.
- Date of Birth Jul 13, 1986
- Age 33
- Gender Male
- Country USA
- Residence Santa Monica, CA / Flagstaff, AZ, USA
|2017||Tampa Half Marathon||2nd||1:03:25|
|2015||USA Marathon Championships||7th||2:19:40|
|2014||Twin Cities Marathon||3rd||2:14:40|