Place of birthHoniton, Devon

Height6' 0"

Marcus Wyatt is the reigning European Champion, a multiple World Cup medalist, an Overall World Cup medal winner and and an Olympian.

Marcus won the European title in Sigulda in February 2024, a season after winning Overall World Cup bronze when he podiumed alongside team-mate Matt Weston.

He recorded his maiden World Cup win in Whistler in the 2022/23 season and now has seven World Cup medals to his name (one gold, three silver and three bronze). His World Cup bronze in Sigulda in November 2020 was Great Britain's first men's World Cup medal since 2013.

Marcus missed out on a medal by just 0.01 seconds at the 2024 World Championships in Winterberg in what was his fifth appearance at the global showpiece.

He represented Team GB at the Beijing Olympic Winter Games in February 2022, finishing 16th on his debut in China four years after he attended the PyeongChang Olympics in a spectator capacity as part of the British Olympic Association's Ambitions Programme.

A race winner on the sports's second-tier circuit, the Intercontinental Cup (ICC), in Igls in November 2018, Marcus made his World Cup debut at the same venue 11 months earlier in December 2017 when he finished a hugely impressive 10th in his first elite-level outing. 

His first ever 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 GB set up through the Power2Podium talent ID scheme in the aftermath of the Sochi Winter Olympics in 2014 but his 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