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Marcin Urba?
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Personal information
Nationality Polish
Born (1976-08-17) 17 August 1976 (age 42)
Kraków, Poland
Height 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Sport Running
Event(s) 200 metres

Marcin Urba? (born September 17, 1976 in Kraków) is a former Polish track and field athlete. He is the Polish record holder for the 200 metres dash with 19.98 seconds. He is now a sprinting coach.[1]

Track and field

Urba? is the Polish national record holder over the half-a-lap (19.98 seconds in the semi-final of the 1999 World Championships in Seville, Spain. Urba? is one of the four Polish athletes who brought the Polish national records in dashes up-to-the global standards: Marian Woronin 10.00 (9.992) over 100 m; Marcin Urba? 19.98 over 200m; and Tomasz Czubak and Robert Ma?kowiak over 400 m, 44.62 and 44.84, respectively. Urba? improved the Polish national record of 20 years by Leszek Dunecki.

Results and honors

He won the gold medal over a lap indoor in the European Indoor Championships in 2002, and the bronze medal in 2005. Urbas has been part of the Polish national 4 x 100 m relay who won the silver medal during the European (outdoor) Championships in 2002.

Competition record

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing  Poland
1999 World Indoor Championships Maebashi, Japan 8th (sf) 200 m 21.01
World Championships Seville, Spain 5th 200 m 20.30
5th 4x100 m relay 38.70
2000 European Indoor Championships Ghent, Belgium - 200 m DNF
Olympic Games Sydney, Australia 13th (qf) 200 m 20.43
8th 4x100 m relay 38.96
2001 World Championships Paris, France 12th (sf) 200 m 20.48
7th (sf) 4x100 m relay 38.92
Universiade Beijing, China 1st 200 m 20.56
2002 European Indoor Championships Vienna, Austria 1st 200 m 20.64
European Championships Munich, Germany 8th 200 m DNF
2nd 4x100 m relay 38.71
2003 World Championships Paris, France 23rd (qf) 200 m 20.72
5th 4x100 m relay 38.96
2004 World Indoor Championships Budapest, Hungary 6th 200 m 21.49
Olympic Games Athens, Greece 23rd (h) 200 m 20.71
5th 4x100 m relay 38.54
2005 European Indoor Championships Madrid, Spain 3rd 200 m 21.04
World Championships Helsinki, Finland - 4x100 m relay DNF
2006 European Championships Gothenburg, Sweden 26th (sf) 200 m 21.39

Other achievements

SPAR CUP: European National Teams' (Men's) Super League:
200 m: Bronze in 2006; Silver in 2002; Bronze in 2001; Gold in 1999; 4 x 100 m relay: Gold in 2006
Other personal bests:
60 m Indoor: 6.70 16FEB02
100 m: 10.30 +0.7 Wind 02JUL99
150 m: 15.16 'NR' -1.9 Wind 29MAY99
200 m Indoor: National Record 01MAR02
400 m: 47.08 11SEP04


Aside of his sport career he was a successful vocalist in Polish death metal band Sceptic. Marcin Urba? recorded with them two albums: "Blind Existence" and "Unbeliever's Script".


After Mr. Tadeusz Osik[2] refused to include him on the Polish national 4 x 100m relay for the 2008 Summer Olympics, Urbas was removed from the list of the members of The Polish national track and field team; therefore, PZLA or the Polish Track and Field Association did stop supporting him financially. Because of the lack of financial support, Mr. Urbas as of 2009 has retired as a professional athlete. Mr. Urbas did claim that he would have been able of running close to his Personal Best of 19.98s over 200 meters (20.1--20.2 over 200m) only if, he would be capable of investing into himself around 80,000 Polish Zloty or, at the time, around 25,000 dollars.

The Newest Job

Mr. Urbas is a co-owner of the Urban Sprint Group (in Poland) and, in particular, helps with the Projekt Elita Rugby 7: Rio 2016. The goals of Mr. Urbas are to, in general, help Polish runners, all over Poland, run smarter and achieve their goals; and in particular, to help the Polish national Rugby team in qualifying to the Olympics in 2016.

See also


  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2010-07-21. Retrieved .
  2. ^ pl:Tadeusz Osik

External links

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