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Marcus Howard

United States

SportShort Track
NOCUnited States
Born22 Oct 2003
ResidenceSalt Lake City, UT, USA
OccupationAthlete, Student
Personal Bests
Personal Bests
  Event RecordDateLocation 
    500m 41.111 28 Jan 2023 Dresden  
    1000m 1:24.489 29 Jan 2023 Dresden  
    1500m 2:12.569 28 Jan 2023 Dresden  
Main Achievements
Main Achievements
World Junior Championships
World Junior Championships
    500m   1    
    3000m Relay     1  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
Reason for choosing this sportAt age seven he was inspired to aim for the Olympic Winter Games after listening to a talk given by US short track skater John Robert Celski at Pattison's West Skating Center, where Celski also began his sporting career. "[Listening to Celski] put everything in perspective. Everyone starts somewhere. And starting out somewhere similar to where he started made me feel a lot more confident."  
Training RegimeIn late 2021 he was training on average five hours a day, six days a week, while also finishing his high school education online.  
When and where did you begin this sport?Before taking up short track, he began inline skating at Pattison's West Skating Center in Federal Way, WA, United States of America. "It allowed me to have an edge going to the ice by having an inline background."  
General Interest
General Interest
Hero / IdolUS short track skater John Robert Celski. (, 12 Aug 2021)  
AmbitionsTo compete at the Olympic Winter Games. (, 19 Oct 2021)  
Sporting philosophy / motto"I am pretty quick off the line. I am a really fast opener, which gives me a really big advantage over most of the other skaters, and just moving my feet as fast as I can to skate away. [But] a lot of my skating is rushed compared to everybody else and that causes me to lose a little bit of speed. So I am focusing on keeping smooth, keeping my technique and being balanced and patient. I feel like that is going to be key to me making the [2022 US Olympic] team." (, 19 Oct 2021)  
At age 16 he moved from Federal Way, WA, to Salt Lake City, UT, where he joined US Speedskating's Facilitated Athlete Sport Training [FAST] programme. In 2021 he was living with US short track skater John Robert Celski and his wife, Andrea Do-Duc, the short track programme director for US Speedskating. "It was pretty rough [moving away from family]. I didn't have any cooking experience and the FAST teams start skating at 05:45 in the morning. So it was kind of rough, but I got used to it." His first senior international competition was the 2021 World Championships in Dordrecht, Netherlands, where he was part of the US team that finished seventh in the 5000m relay. "I had never been out of the country and it was really a fun experience to see how other skaters from different countries skated." In May 2021 he was promoted from the FAST programme to the senior US national team. "Usually you skate on the FAST team for three to four years and then you get bumped up. That was really big for me." (, 19 Oct 2021;, 12 Aug 2021)
Championships results
Year Competition Event Rank  
Championships results
    2022/2023 World Junior Championships 500m2  
    2022/2023 World Junior Championships 3000m Relay3  
    2022/2023 World Junior Championships 1000m5  
    2022/2023 World Junior Championships 1500m6  
    2020/2021 World Championships 5000m Relay7  
    2022/2023 World Championships 2000m Relay7  
    2021/2022 World Junior Championships 3000m Relay8  
    2021/2022 World Junior Championships 1000m10  
    2022/2023 World Championships 5000m Relay10  
    2022/2023 World Championships 500m30  
    2021/2022 World Junior Championships 1500m39  
World Cups
Year Competition Event Rank  
World Cups
    2022/2023 World Cup Four Continents Championships 2000m Relay1  
    2022/2023 Salt Lake City, UT 2000m Relay3  
    2022/2023 Salt Lake City, UT 5000m Relay8  
    2022/2023 Salt Lake City, UT 1500m25  
    2022/2023 Salt Lake City, UT 500m30  
    2022/2023 World Cup 500m49  
    2022/2023 World Cup Overall83