Andrew Murray

Sports And Exercise Medicine Doctor | TEDx Speaker

Who am I

Andrew Murray (born c. 1980) is a Scottish Doctor, runner and author who works for the Scottish Government promoting physical activity for health. He became widely known in January 2011 when he completed a 2659-mile run from John O'Groats in far north Scotland to Merzouga, in the Moroccan Sahara desert running an average of over 34 miles for 78 consecutive days.

Murray was born in Aberdeen , Scotland. He studied at the University of Aberdeen, graduating with a medical degree . He is a  general practitioner and additionally works as a Sports and Exercise Medicine doctor for the European Tour Golf, the Scottish Rugby Union, and Heart of Midlothian FC. His professional interests include sports medicine and physical activity for health. Murray was appointed as the Scottish Government’s Physical Activity Champion in February 2012 to work for Scotland’s Chief Medical Officer, and stated that "Becoming, or staying active, is the single best thing you can do for your health," In March 2012 he re-launched the Scottish Government’s "Take Life On" campaign with Sports Minister Shona Robison. 

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