From a young boy in England, to a teenager is Canada, Mark loved to run and was fixated on the Olympics track and field events. At the age of 15, Mark gave up multiple sports to focus on track and field, with the belief that one day he would step onto the podium at the Olympic Games.
At the young age of 18, Mark broke onto the scene as the world took notice when he qualified for the 1980 Olympic Games.
5 World Championships, 5 Olympic Teams and 1 Gold Medal Performance later, remarkably, as he closes in on the age of 60, Mark remains one of the fittest men in the world.
A true hard core athlete, and a recognized Health, Wellness, Fitness Coach, Consultant and Speaker, Mark lives and breathes fitness. His passion and expertise lies in coaching, motivating, educating and empowering others, to help them achieve the mindset of a champion, and apply it to their sport, career, business, and life goals.
A behavioural change agent, Mark has been developing and implementing ground-breaking methodologies and programs for himself and others for almost 40 years.
A health evangelist, mentor, nutrition expert and author, Mark leverages his career successes and lessons learned to inspire and optimize individual performances, build winning teams and support structures.
A sampling of those who trust Mark to elevate their performances include: Max Domi – Montreal Canadiens, Josh Morrissey – Winnipeg Jets, Daniel Sprong – Anaheim Ducks, Damon Allen –CFL Hall of Famer, numerous OHL & AHL prospects, Bruce Bowser – CEO AMJ Campbell, Arlene Dickinson – Dragons Den.
Mark studied Kinesiology and Exercise Science at Clemson University, and is a Certified Personal & High Performance Trainer, Certified Biofeedback Specialist and Certified Hyperbaric, as well as an author and speaker.
The President of Mark McKoy Enterprises, Mark studied Kinesiology and Exercise Science at Clemson University, and is a Certified Personal & High Performance Trainer, Certified Biofeedback Specialist and Certified Hyperbaric.
Mark is a member of the Canadian Athletics Hall of Fame and the Ontario Athletics Hall of Fame. His Athletic Milestones include:
- 1980 – Olympic Games in Moscow (which were boycotted).
- 1982 – Gold Medal in the 110-metre hurdles (a Canadian and Commonwealth record.)
Silver as a member of the 4x100m relay.
- 1984 – Olympics Games 4th place finish, setting numerous Canadian records on route.
- 1986 – Gold Medal Hurdles at the Commonwealth Games, and gold in the 4x100m relay.
Set the World Record in the 50m hurdles, a record has still not been broke
- 1998 – Olympics placed 7th in the hurdles.
- 1991 – Bronze medal in the 60m hurdles at the 1991 World Indoor Championships,
- 1991 – 4th at the Outdoor World Championships in 1991.
- 1992 – Olympic Gold Medalist in the 110m hurdles – Barcelona, Spain
- 1993 – World Indoor Championships