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Mark Carroll   Ireland
15  Jan 1972

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Mark Carroll
Mark Carroll


1500 metres All-Time Rankings
 
(with Mark Carroll)
5000 metres All-Time Rankings 



Mark Carroll
(born in Cork) is an Irish runner who specialized in the 5000 metres.

He was the 1991 European junior champion over 5,000m; 2000 European Indoor champion over 3,000m and won a bronze medal in the 1998 European Championship over 5,000m.

Carroll missed the 1996 Olympics due to injury and missed qualifying for the 5,000m final at the 2000 Olympics by one place. He finished 6th in the 2002 New York Marathon but decided not to look to compete over that distance in the 2004 Olympics due to the heat and humidity in Athens.

He has not ruled out trying to qualify for the 2008 Olympics as he is still competing at 36 years old though his best years are now behind him. He has also been coaching other Irish athletes such as Gareth Turnbull since 2005 or so.