The Ironman Triathlon, held on the Big Island of Hawaii, consists of a 2.4 mile swim, 112 miles of cycling, and a 26.2 mile marathon. His first six attempts, though losses, revealed a little more of what would be required for Mark to reach his ultimate goal of becoming an Ironman world champion.
The lessons learned through countless hours of training and many historic races ultimately lead to six world titles. Mark still lives these principles and works to help others achieve use them to achieve excellence in their own field. He presents these tools to the corporate world as the keynote speaker for corporate conferences and to individuals through his award winning books.
Mark describes his own personal story of overcoming adversity. Outwardly, Mark faced an opponent who appeared unbeatable, while he also battled self doubt within himself. Mark had to develop tools to continue pushing himself and withstand the overwhelming urge to settle with what he had already achieved. This is a powerful and universal story that all of us can relate to.
Mark can tailor his speech to target a very specific topic or message that resonates with your conference. The tools he fine tuned over the course of his racing career, are very adaptable and can be applied to many diverse situations.
Mark’s message is simple, yet impactful. His experiences are inspiring and reinvigorating. As Shawn McKibben, Director of Restaurant Development for McDonalds said, “Everyone left feeling very motivated and inspired. Clearly you hit the mark and made an impact on people.” The techniques Mark used to become a world champion triathlete, can be applied to overcome challenges on any stage.