Place of birthHoniton, Devon

Height6' 0"

Marcus Wyatt finished the 2018/19 season ranked sixth in the overall World Cup standings after seven top ten finishes in eight races.

Marcus recorded a career-best fifth in the World Cup race in Calgary in February, having been sixth in Igls the previous month, and he went on to place 12th in his maiden World Championships in Whistler in March.

He began the 2018/19 campaign with four medals in as many races on the Intercontinental Cup (ICC) circuit prior to the start of the World Cup season, including a first race win in Igls in November 2018.

Marcus made his World Cup debut in Igls in December 2017, finishing a hugely impressive 10th in his first elite-level outing. He narrowly missed out on a spot in the Team GB squad for the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in PyeongChang but did travel to South Korea after being selected to join the British Olympic Association's Ambitions Programme for potential future Olympians.

His first race in GB colours saw him finish fifth in the North American Cup (NAC) in Lake Placid in March 2016 and his first international medals followed the next season with silver on both the NAC circuit in Park City and the ICC in Placid.

Marcus joined the Talent squad through the Power2Podium talent ID scheme in the aftermath of the Sochi Winter Olympics in 2014. A keen follower of winter sports on television, skeleton had often caught Marcus’ eye and he jumped at the opportunity to get involved, especially as he had always wanted to become an international sportsman.

Marcus’ sporting background is somewhat different to most of his contemporaries in that his first love was American Football. A regular MVP for the Farnham Knights and Swansea University Titans as a wide receiver, Marcus led the latter to the National Challenge Trophy in 2014.

Marcus in his own words...

  • Nickname: Cous Cous
  • Most likely to be spotted: cooking or eating
  • Least likely to be found: gardening
  • Marcus in three words: competitive, dedicated, driven
  • Heroes: Michael Schumacher. His focus, drive, ambition and sheer ability in F1 are all things I would love to emulate in Skeleton
  • Random fact: I have been inducted into the Hall of Fame by the Swansea Titans American Football team
  • If I wasn’t a slider: I'd probably be sat in an office somewhere