Kim
Murray

Place of birthNewport, Isle of Wight

Age31
Height5' 9"
Weight68kg

Kim Murray recorded a season's best of eighth in the World Cup in Igls in January as she ended the campaign ranked 18th in the overall world standings.

A month after winning Intercontinental Cup (ICC) gold in Lake Placid in January, Kim was 10th in the final World Cup race of the season in Sigulda and then 23rd at her first World Championships in Altenberg.

She completed her first World Cup campaign in 2018/19, ending the season 18th in the standings despite missing two of the eight races.

Her World Cup debut came in the 2018/19 season opener when she finished 13th in Sigulda and she recorded back-to-back top tens in her final two races of the season, including a top-level personal best of seventh in Calgary in February 2019.

She won her first international race when taking top spot in the Europa Cup (EC) competition in Winterberg in November 2018, a week after securing silver on the same circuit in Igls.  

Kim head earlier won ICC bronze in Calgary in November 2017 and EC silver in La Plagne in December of that year.

Her debut race in GB colours had resulted in a sixth-place finish in the North American Cup in Lake Placid in March 2016 and she ended the following campaign with an EC bronze medal in Altenberg sandwiched between a brace of fourth places in St Moritz and Altenberg respectively.

She joined the Talent squad in December 2014 through the Power2Podium programme having previously excelled in the long jump. She still holds the NatWest Island Games record in that event, thanks to a jump of 5.95m in 2007 while competing for the Isle of Wight.

Kim won gold and silver medals at the 2011 BUCS Indoor Athletics Championships to help the University of Bath to fourth place overall but switched to skeleton at the age of 26.

Kim in her own words...

  • Nickname: Muzza, Kimbo, Kimbo Slide, Minty
  • Most likely to be spotted: personal training with clients in Victoria Park or eating out somewhere in Bath
  • Least likely to be found: playing video games inside
  • Me in three: gym and tonic
  • Hero: Paula Radcliffe inspired me to always believe in myself but she also made me understand that getting where you want will take a lot of hard work and there will be plenty of setbacks on the way
  • If I wasn’t a slider: I was an exercise physiologist for sportscotland so I spent time helping support Scotland’s elite athletes to perform on the international stage