Marcus Lawler



Marcus Lawler was born in Carlow in 1995. He was always a lover of almost every sport and tried them all growing up. He started athletics at the age of 8 through Community Games and decided to focus fully on it by the time he was 18.

He had some success at underage level winning National titles at Club and School grades. Success was harder to come by on the World and European stage at Youth, Junior and u23 level. His mam is still a key part of his coaching team!

To date, he has represented Ireland on many occasions at Major Championships including the Olympic Games in Tokyo.

Marcus Lawler during his semi-final 11/7/2019

Quick Facts:

Hometown: Tinryland, Carlow

Favourite food: Pizza

Favourite movie: Focus

Favourite music: Charts

Childhood heros: My Parents

Favourite athlete: Usain Bolt

Most rewarding moment in sport:
Getting the opportunity to wear the Irish Singlet at major Championships such as Worlds or Europeans. So much work goes into getting that chance.

Talents other than sport:
Although related to sport, I enjoy coaching other individuals or teams and seeing them improve and getting the best out of themselves.


  • Personal Best: 100m: 10.30 / 200m: 20.40
  • 2019 World University Games, 3rd Place
  • 2019 Represented Team Europe vs USA at “The Match”
  • 2016 European Championships Semi Final

Marcus Lawlor

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