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 …

MarkAllenCoaching Named Official Online Coach for 2015 MultiRace Events

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MarkAllenCoaching Press Release: MARK ALLEN COACHING NAMED OFFICIAL ONLINE COACH FOR 2015 MULTIRACE EVENTS SANTA CRUZ, CA – March 23, 2015 – MarkAllenCoaching has been named the Official Online Coach for MultiRace events, providing customized training plans to prepare athletes for any of MultiRace’s 30+ events. The MultiRace triathlons, duathlons, and running events take place throughout Florida in Key West, Miami, Key Biscayne, Homestead, Pembroke Pines, Coconut Creek, Sarasota, St. Petersburg, Cocoa, and Singer Island. Mark Allen, six-time Hawaii Ironman World Champion, coach, and award-winning author offers his 20+ years of coaching knowledge, experience, and success to guide MultiRace athletes to reach their highest potential and gain the most satisfaction and enjoyment from their triathlon journey. MarkAllenCoaching programs are tailored to race distances from sprint to iron-distance triathlons and factor in the fitness level and past training history of each athlete, from first timers all the way up to seasoned …

ROKA Partners with Mark Allen and MarkAllenCoaching

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Mark Allen News Release: ROKA PARTNERS WITH MARK ALLEN AND MARK ALLEN COACHING Kailua-Kona, Hawaii. October 9, 2014 — ROKA Sports, Inc. is pleased to announce a multi-year partnership with six-time Hawaii Ironman World Champion, coach, award-winning author, motivational speaker and ESPN’s “Greatest Endurance Athlete of All-Time” Mark Allen and Mark Allen Coaching. Mark Allen said, “I’m excited to announce our new Mark Allen Coaching partnership with ROKA. ROKA’s advanced technology, innovation in materials and design, and proven product performance align perfectly with my objectives to ensure Mark Allen Coaching athletes are Always A Step Ahead”. ROKA’s Vice President of Sales and Marketing Ryan Dolan said, “Mark Allen is truly a pioneer and a legend in the sport of triathlon. He was the first person to win an olympic distance world championship in 1989 and inspired me to do my first triathlon. He continues to inspire and motivate others today, …

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 …

Boulder Book Store to Host Six-time Hawaii Ironman World Champion Mark Allen

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Mark Allen News Release: Boulder Book Store to Host Six-time Hawaii Ironman World Champion Mark Allen Allen to sign copies of recently released book, Art of Competition   SANTA CRUZ, CA – September 9, 2014 – Mark Allen, six-time Hawaii Ironman World Champion, coach, award-winning author, and motivational speaker, will be on hand at the Boulder Book Store on Wednesday, September 17 at 7:30 pm to sign copies of his newly released book, The Art of Competition. The coffee table collector’s book features ninety of Mark Allen’s most thought-provoking and significant quotes, borne of his own spiritual and competitive journey, paired with symbolic and stunning two-page images from nature. The chapters within The Art of Competition represent key themes that are vital to this process of turning challenge and competition into art – themes such as Change, Fear, and Being Stuck. The book is ideal for anyone in business, sports, …

Mark Allen Announces the Launch of MarkAllenCoaching

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Mark Allen News Release: MARK ALLEN ANNOUNCES THE LAUNCH OF MARKALLENCOACHING New Coaching Group Delivering Comprehensive Service for Beginners to Elites SANTA CRUZ, CA – August 1, 2014 – Mark Allen, six-time Hawaii Ironman World Champion, coach, award-winning author, motivational speaker and endurance sports product consultant, announces the launch of MarkAllenCoaching. Allen and the staff of MarkAllenCoaching apply his 20+ years of coaching knowledge, experience, and success to help athletes to reach their best potential and gain the most from their triathlon journey. MarkAllenCoaching is ideal for triathletes of all levels of ability from first-timers to seasoned veterans and those with goals ranging from a local sprint distance finish to a world championship iron distance performance. While Allen himself never had the benefit of a coach over his 15-year career as a world-class triathlete, he discovered how to be the best in the world through trial and error by scouring …