Marilyn Okoro

Marilyn is 5 times 800m National Champion and is the current National Record Holder for 600m and 4x400m

Marilyn-OkoroMarilyn has made appearances in either the Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Team GB or Team England for 9 consecutive years. She attended Stowe School, Buckinghamshire, and on 26 June 2007 graduated from the University of Bath with a BA degree in Politics and French, then starting her first season as a full-time athlete.

Highlights to date include two Olympic Games appearances, Olympic and Commonwealth finalist, World And European Championships Bronze medalist and European Silver medalist.

“The support of GLL has been invaluable to me… Not only have I benefited through direct financial support which meant I was able to fly back and forth between home and my training base in Florida, I was able to afford costly medical treatments aiding my recovery. Whilst at home In the UK, I don’t miss a beat with my training, as I’m able to utilise the leisure facilities and group classes at my local leisure centre, whhich has been extremely beneficial during stints of rehab.”

In 2016 Marilyn has returned from a persistent hamstring and Achilles injury but was unable to return in time to make the plane to Rio.  She looks forward to a full season in 2017 indoors and out, with her sights firmly set on The World Championships in London.

We wish Marilyn the best of luck with her rehab and recovery and believe that she can make the World Championships next year. She is a great ambassador to the sport and to the GLL Sport Foundation and we are very proud to be supporting her.