Mark Shearman, AW photographer, honored on New Years Day, from Athletics Weekly

Mark Shearman, award winning photographer, 
photo courtesy of Athletics Weekly

One of our most creative and prolific photographers in our sport is Mark Shearman. Mark has shot for Track & Field News, American Track & Field and his mainstay, Athletics Weekly. Mark has shot over one thousand covers for AW, with his first dating back to 1962. 

Mark Shearman is being recognized for his photo journalism talents with an MBE, a highly prestigious award announced on New Years Day by the Queen of England. The article written on AW website can be seen at

RunBlogRun congratulates Mark Shearman on his MBE and his contribution to our sport. Victah Sailer, one of the top running photographers in the sport noted via email that " Mark Shearman's MBE is well deserved." 

We could not have said it better. 

Updated on January 1, 2014 to note that Mark Shearman has shot 1,000 covers for Athletics Weekly. 

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