Scott is a running fanatic, and is constantly trying to find new challenges and achieve higher goals. He started his running career in high school, and during that time earned four medals at the Canadian Junior Track and Field and Cross Country Championships, and twelve Ontario Championship gold medals. His success at the high school level garnered him the opportunity to compete at the NCAA level and receive his undergraduate education from Columbia University in New York City. While at Columbia, Scott received All-Ivy and All-East Region honours, primarily as an 800m specialist. After finishing his NCAA career with a best time in the 800m of 1:52.97, Scott turned his focus to the marathon.
Since graduating from Columbia in 2004, Scott has completed the New York, Chicago and Boston Marathons, twice running 2:53. He also holds a personal best in the half-marathon of 1:16. He completed these three major marathons while earning his law degree from the University of Windsor. Although competitive running and the training necessary to compete at a high level is one of his passions, his real passion has become coaching! After finishing law school, Scott coached at both Brown University and Columbia University before moving to the Bow Valley.
Scott now lives in Canmore, Alberta and is a financial planner with the Royal Bank of Canada. His main fitness goal is to complete the five major marathons (New York, Chicago, Boston, London and Berlin) as well as the Honolulu marathon. He would also like to run sub-2:45 for the marathon and sub-1:13 for the half-marathon. He currently leads the lululemon Run Club in Banff and tries to motivate as many people in the community as possible to maintain a consistent level of running for both competition and for health and fitness.
In the summer of 2012, Scott will concentrate on qualifying for the Canadian National Duathlon team and hopes to represent Canada at the World Championships in 2013. He will also be running the New York City marathon for a second time in November 2012.
One of his long-term fitness goals is to compete in an Ironman triathlon and is open to any help he can get with his limited swimming ability!