Henry Marsh

Henry Marsh is the most prolific distance runner in USA history. In 1988 he became the second male runner to make four US Olympic Teams. He culminated his career with 13 straight years as one of the top ten 3,000 meter steeplechase runners in the world, including 3 years as number one. Henry won ten national titles and set four American records including the American record of 8:09:17 which he held for an unprecedented 27 years.

In November 2001 he was inducted into the USA Track & Field Hall of Fame along with his teammate Carl Lewis. At the age of 31, Henry fulfilled a childhood dream when he broke the four minute mile barrier in Berne, Switzerland. He duplicated the feat at the age of 34 at a pre-Olympic meet in Seoul, Korea.

Henry was a five-time All American in Cross Country and Track while competing for Brigham Young University. He received the NCAA's Top Ten Scholar-Athlete Award while graduating Cum Laude in Economics. These accomplishments entitled him to an NCAA post-graduate scholarship. After leaving Brigham Young University, he went on to receive his law degree at the University of Oregon, and then joined the Salt Lake City law firm of Parson, Behle and Latimer.


Henry has also become a nationally recognized expert in health and fitness. He has served as a consultant to the President's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports, as a member of the Executive Board of the US Olympic Committee, on the Board of Trustees for the Salt Lake Olympic Committee for the 2002 Winter Olympics, and has produced a weekly radio show and several television news series for a CBS affiliate.

Henry was a National Program Director at FranklinCovey where he directed curriculum development of the "Rethinking Stress" seminar which is currently being taught throughout corporate America, and he is the author of the book, "The Breakthrough Factor" published by Simon and Schuster. He continues to work in the health and wellness field.

Henry has become a reknown motivational speaker on the following topics: the dynamics of behavioral change, leadership, team building, sales, managing change, making obstacles opportunities, and breakthrough personal productivity. Henry's client list includes such companies as IBM, AT&T, Intel, Rubbermaid, General Motors, NationsBank, Nike, the NCAA, Rockwell International, Principle Financial Group, Arby's, MCI, and the US Air Force.

Henry's life is one of the feature stories in the official 1984 Olympic film, "16 Days of Glory", produced by Paramount Pictures.