Mark Everett
Personal information
Full nameDavid Mark Everett
National team United States
Born (1968-09-02) September 2, 1968 (age 55)
Milton, Florida
Height6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Weight154 lb (70 kg)
SportTrack and field
Event800 meters
College teamFlorida
Achievements and titles
Personal best800 metres: 1:43.20[1]
Medal record
Men's track and field
Representing the United States
World Championships
Bronze medal – third place 1991 Tokyo 800 m
World Indoor Championships
Gold medal – first place 1997 Paris 4x400 m relay

David Mark Everett (born September 2, 1968) is an American retired middle-distance runner who won the bronze medal in the 800-meter event at the 1991 World Championships in Tokyo. The following year, Everett finished second in the US Olympic Trials in New Orleans behind Johnny Gray. A few weeks later Everett beat Gray at the Bislett Games in Oslo, setting a new personal best of 1:43.40. Everett and Gray went to Barcelona as favorites for the gold and silver medals. However, Everett did not finish the race and Gray won the Olympic bronze behind William Tanui and Nixon Kiprotich.

Throughout his career, Everett was known for his finishing speed, a kicker, usually coming from behind on the final straightaway. His right arm was flailing awkwardly, some said it made his body look like it was twisting.[2][3] Dwight Stones reported it was from a broken arm as a child.

Everett is the former head coach of the track and field team at Birmingham-Southern College in Birmingham, Alabama.

Everett is now owner of PrimeTime Scouting. His business is a recruiting service that is supposed to help high school athletes get connected with college athletic programs. The business has been under recent scrutiny when one of the athletes using PrimeTime Scouting through its lead recruiter Elbert Ellis, Jr. was declared ineligible because of violations in PrimeTime’s contracts. Their recruitment contract was found to be in direct violation of NCAA rules (specifically bylaw 12.3.3).

Running career


Everett was born in Milton, Florida. He attended the University of Florida in Gainesville, Florida, where he ran for the Florida Gators track and field team in National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) competition. He graduated from Florida with a bachelor's degree in exercise and sports science in 1992, and was inducted into the University of Florida Athletic Hall of Fame as a "Gator Great" in 2001.[4][5]


One of his last achievements was a 4x400-meter relay gold medal at the 1997 IAAF World Indoor Championships. Everett also ran in the men's 800 meter race at the 2000 Summer Olympics, although he did not qualify to the final round, recording a time of 1:49.77.

See also


  1. ^ IAAF. "Athlete profile for Mark Everett".
  2. ^ "World Class Mid and Long Distance runners with the worst running form?".
  3. ^ "Speed Training with Florida State T&F;: STACK Magazine - Exercises, Training, Nutrition, High School Athletes". Archived from the original on 2012-06-25. Retrieved 2012-03-13.
  4. ^ F Club, Hall of Fame, Gator Greats. Retrieved December 19, 2014.
  5. ^ "Nine Former Gators Enshrined into the Hall of Fame Archived 2012-10-04 at the Wayback Machine," (April 6, 2001). Retrieved July 21, 2011.