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Marco Arop running

Marco Arop

Biography

• 2018 Canadian champion in the 800m
• Finished second to teammate Brandon McBride in the 800m at the 2018 NACAC Championships in Toronto
• Finished second in 800m at the 2018 NCAA Championships
• Ran a Canadian indoor 800m record of 1:45.90 on February 9, 2019
• Three-time All-American in his first two years at Mississippi State University
• Won 800m gold while representing Team Alberta at the 2017 Canada Summer Games

A Little More About Marco

Getting into the Sport: Ran some track in elementary and junior high school but didn’t really get into it until his final year of high school when he was 17… Outside Interests: Majoring in Computer Science at Mississippi State University… Enjoys reading, playing piano and basketball, and spending time with family… Odds and Ends: Favourite motto: Do something today that your future self will thank you for… Family immigrated to Canada in 2002 as refugees from Sudan…

Notable International Results

Pan American Games: 2019 – GOLD (800m)

World Athletics Championships: 2019 - 7th (800m)

NACAC Championships: 2018 – SILVER (800m)

Pan American Championships (U20): 2017 – SILVER (800m), 4th (4x400m)