Bio

Mark is an elite amateur triathlete and marathoner who has successfully completed the 1997 Ironman Triathlon World Championships in Hawaii, the 2006/2009/2013/2016 World Championships 70.3, the 2011 ITU Long Distance World Championships,plus many Ironmans across the country and abroad. He has had impressive finishes in a number of road races including 12 Boston Marathons and the 2000 New York City Marathon, where he placed in the Top 150 among 30,000 finishers. As a cross-country runner in college, Mark was named the top scholar athlete in CUNY, Hunter College Athlete of the Year, 3x MVP, and an Academic All-American. At Cathedral Prep HS, he was a member of the CHSAA Championship Handball team, a captain and MVP on the basketball team, and won the Senior Award. He is a member of USA Triathlon, a coach for Let Me Run at Dilworth Elementary in Charlotte, sponsor for Chariots of Freedom, and frequent blood donor at the Charlotte Community Blood Bank. In 2006, 2011, and 2012, he earned Honorable Mention All-American from the USAT, while in 2008, and 2013 earned All-American. He has also been sponsored by Amino Vital as a Local Hero athlete and has held brand ambassadorships with Polar Heart Monitors, Aquaphor, Odwalla, AAA Carolinas, BioFreeze, Clean Bottle, Rita’s Italian Ice, and Wheaties.

Mark has a degree in Exercise Science from Hunter College and has worked in the fields of physical therapy, strength/conditioning, and rehabilitation. He has worked for St. Joseph’s College as athletic department office manager while coaching the cross-country teams, volunteered as official, coach, and assistant to the director for St. Stan’s Athletic League, and served as youth minister for the Diocese of Brooklyn/Queens. Mark specializes in creating personalized training/nutrition programs for youth teams and adults. He moved to Charlotte in 2007 with his wife Regina and worked as a store manager for The Charlotte Running Company, a specialty running store in Charlotte, NC. They returned to NYC in 2010 for a job he was offered by Polar Electro, Inc. and he also returned to coach cross-country for St. Joseph’s College in Brooklyn. Mark and Regina were married on October 16th, 2010. They returned to Charlotte in August of 2011 where Mark resumed his management role at CRC, but currently works as an assistant manager at VitaminShoppe. His wife Regina is a schedule co-ordinator for OrthoCarolina and head Ironsherpa for TEAMMC. Mark has completed a memoir titled “BOOK IT!” available on Amazon Kindle Publishing.

TEAMMC is a selected group of people who have an influence in my development as a person physically, emotionally, and spiritually. They each have qualities that enhance the ability of people to learn and appreciate every aspect of life. Due to their support I am able to continue racing across the country encouraging fitness and wellness to the youth within my community.

Mark has completed marathons in Boston, Maine, Miami, Washington DC, South Carolina, and NYC area.

He has also done Ironmans in Florida, California, Ohio, Lake Placid, Coeur D’Alene (Idaho), Japan, and Hawaii and shorter triathlons in New Hampshire, Maine, Montauk, Philadelphia, Myrtle Beach, North Carolina, Australia, and Laguna Phuket, Thailand.

EuroCylcle ‘01 took a group from St Stans’s on an 1100 mile bike tour through Poland, Germany, Slovakia, Czech Republic, Austria, and Hungary.

He has also been to Rome as part of a youth group for World Youth Day 2000.

In October of 2008, Mark was inducted into the Cathedral Prep HS Hall of Fame

He has also run as a mascot for brands: Rita’s Ice Guy / Karhu Bear / Earthfare Tomato

Additional support from other companies is listed on the link section.

I can be reached at mc@markcarbone.com or teammc1carbone@gmail.com and  @teammc1 on Twitter
or 917-334-3453