Mark Allen’s The Art of Competition wins Silver Medal at the 2015 IBPA Benjamin Franklin Awards

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The Art of Competition earned the Silver Medal in the Inspiration category of the 2015 Benjamin Franklin Awards. The IBPA Benjamin Franklin Awards, which include fifty-five categories recognizing excellence in book editorial and design, are regarded as one of the highest national honors for independent publishers.  

Mark Allen Coaching Exclusive Salming Partner

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SANTA CRUZ, CA – April 13, 2015 – MarkAllenCoaching has been named the Exclusive Endurance Sports Coaching Partner for Salming Sports, a running shoe and apparel company based in Sweden, with US headquarters in North Carolina. They offer a range of proven race, road, and trail shoes and were selected as Best Shoe Debut for 2014 by Runner’s World. MarkAllenCoaching programs are tailored to race distances from sprint to iron-distance triathlons. Salming running shoes are available in trail, distance, speed, and race models. Mark Allen, six-time Hawaii Ironman World Champion, coach, and award-winning author describes his experience in the Salming shoes: “When I get running and pick up the pace it feels like the faster I run, the faster the shoe wants me to go.” He further notes, “With a range of shoes to benefitting runners of all experience levels, whether their goal is a 5k or ultramarathon distances… I …

MarkAllenCoaching Announces Partnerships with ENVE and FIRST ENDURANCE

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SANTA CRUZ, CA – April 2, 2015 – MarkAllenCoaching announces partnerships with ENVE, specialists in carbon wheels and component systems, and First Endurance, offering premium endurance nutrition products. These partnerships enable MarkAllenCoaching athletes to work with carefully chosen top quality products consistent with the Mark Allen brand. MarkAllenCoaching aligns with companies that share in their athlete-driven passion, attention to detail beyond the norm, and a focus on maximizing individual training and racing performances. The cyclists and innovators of ENVE wheels and components are forward-thinking and meticulous in their design, testing, and production, allowing athletes to get maximum race speed from their cycling strength and fitness. First Endurance settles for nothing less than rigorous scientific evidence to prove the effectiveness of their nutrition and hydration products. This carefully tuned process delivers championship performances. MarkAllenCoaching was founded by Mark Allen, six-time Hawaii Ironman World Champion, coach, award-winning author, and motivational speaker. He …

Mark Allen’s The Art of Competition Wins USA Best Books Award for Best Book in Sports for 2014

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The Art Of Competition News Release: MARK ALLEN’S THE ART OF COMPETITION WINS USA BEST BOOKS AWARD FOR BEST BOOK IN SPORTS FOR 2014 SANTA CRUZ, CA – November 18, 2014 – The Art of Competition, by Mark Allen with photographer Nick Borelli (Grip Press, 2014), was named the winner in the Sports category of the 11th annual USA Best Book Awards as well as a finalist for Best Cover Design: Non-Fiction. Entrants included more than 2000 titles released in 2012-2014 by mainstream and independent book publishers. The Art of Competition features a collection of 90 thought-provoking and inspiring quotes by Mark Allen, six-time Hawaii Ironman World Champion, coach, award-winning author, and motivational speaker. Each quote is overlaid upon a two-page landscape that provides perspective to personal challenges and endeavors. While The Art of Competition conveys impactful lessons about sport, the lessons extend far beyond – to one’s personal and …