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6 Time Ironman World Champion Mark Allen talks about his beginnings in the sport of triathlon.  Listen as Mark details the dedication and commitment it took to finally achieve his goal and take his first Ironman victory in what has become known as the Iron War against his arch rival Dave Scott.


Coach/Presenter: Mark Allen

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A Triathlon Story

This four part documentary features six time Ironman World Champion Mark Allen as he tells his dramatic and compelling tales of triathlon glory. The story begins with his early years in the sport and his rivalry with Dave Scott to his quest to win his final championship in 1995.  We then jump forward to Mark's views on the future of triathlon training and hear from some of the sports most respected coaches, athletes and personalities including Bobby McGee, Andy Potts, Bob Babbitt, Mike Reilly and USA Triathlon leaders.    

Coach Spotlight: Mark Allen

Mark Allen is a living legend in the triathlon community. He's a 6-Time Hawaii Ironman World Champion, Voted "The Greatest Endurance Athlete of All Time" by ESPN. He has also excelled at the Olympic distance, winning the sport's inaugural World Championships in 1989 in Avignon, France, by more than a minute. He was undefeated in 10 trips to the Nice International Championships, and from 1988-1990 he put together a winning streak of 20 races. Over the course of his racing career, which ended in 1996, he maintained a 90% average in top-three finishes. He was named Triathlete of the Year six times by Triathlete magazine, and in 1997 Outside magazine tabbed him The World's Fittest Man. Allen was inducted into the Ironman Triathlon Hall of Fame in 1997 and USA Triathlon Hall of Fame in 2011. He's a widely renowned motivational speaker, coach and author of the award winning of Fit Soul, Fit Body: 9 Keys to a Healthier, Happier You and the highly inspiring Art of Competition.

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Also in Playlist "A Triathlon Story"

A Triathlon Story - Part 1 of 4

A Triathlon Story - Part 2 of 4

A Triathlon Story - Part 3 of 4

A Triathlon Story - Part 4 of 4


  • Mark Van Meter, 12/19/2014