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’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 …

Mark Allen Announces The Art of Competition Release Date

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Mark Allen News Release: MARK ALLEN ANNOUNCES THE ART OF COMPETITION RELEASE DATE Book pairs Mark Allen quotes of athletic inspiration with stunning landscape photography of Nick Borelli SANTA CRUZ, CA – June 10, 2014 – Mark Allen, six-time Hawaii Ironman World Champion, coach, award-winning author, and motivational speaker, announces the release date of the long-anticipated book The Art of Competition. Currently available for pre-order at, the book will ship August 19th. The Art Of Competition 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. It was only when Mark Allen recast his journey from competition into art that he captured the elusive Ironman World Championship victory that led to a total of six successive wins. The chapters within The Art of Competition represent key themes that are vital to this …