Place of birthHoniton, Devon

Height6' 0"

Marcus Wyatt is a World Cup medalist and an Olympian having represented Team GB at the Beijing Games in February 2022.

Marcus finished 16th on his Olympic 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.

He won Olympic Test event silver in Beijing in October 2021 having made the World Cup podium for the first time in Sigulda in November 2020 when he finished third behind home favourites the Dukurs brothers for Great Britain's first men's World Cup medal since 2013.

He was previously fourth in Igls in January of the same year and now has 19 top ten finishes in 33 World Cup races ahead of the 2022/23 season.

Marcus featured at all three World Championships during the Beijing Olympic cycle, placing 12th twice and 10th once in individual events and 11th, seventh and fifth in team competitions.

He has a career-high world ranking of sixth from the 2018/19 season and was 19th in the 2021/22 standings.

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 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