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Mark Allen

Six-Time Ironman Triathlon World Champion

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 Mark Allen Biography

The Ironman Triathlon held annually in Hawaii is the most difficult one-day sporting event in the world. It starts with a 2.4-mile ocean swim followed by 112 miles of cycling, and finally finishes with a 26.2-mile marathon. For most of the 1,500 men and women who compete in the Ironman, simply crossing the finish line amounts to a victory.

Mark Allen had a different destiny. His first six attempts - all losses - were casualties of everything from flat tires to internal bleeding. Yet each defeat served to galvanize his commitment to fulfilling his dream of becoming an Ironman champion. Finally, on his seventh attempt, Allen won, beating Dave Scott in triathlon's greatest race ever.

Allen went on to win a total of six Ironman titles in six attempts. His final victory came at the age of 37, making him the oldest champion ever in this incredibly challenging event. Allen completed a 15-year career in the world of elite athletics with a 90 percent top-three finish record, going undefeated in 20 races over a three year span from 1988 to 1990. He was named "Triathlete of the Year" six times and after retiring in 1996 was called "The World's Fittest Man" by Outside magazine.

Today, Allen works for NBC Sports as an expert analyst for each annual Ironman. Previously, he provided commentary at the Sydney Olympics for triathlon's debut at the Games.

The author of two books on lifestyle fitness, he published Workouts for Working People in 2000 and co-authored Fit Body, Fit Soul with Brant Secunda in 2008.

Still living the principles that enabled him to turn adversity into success, Mark Allen was recently awarded the highest ranking any speaker has ever received from Northwestern Financial Network for a keynote address he gave to their advisors.

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Fit Soul, Fit Body: 9 Keys to a Healthier, Happier You

Fit Soul, Fit Body: 9 Keys to a Healthier, Happier You

Mark Allen's Total Triathlete

Mark Allen's Total Triathlete

Speaking Topics
  • The Art of Ironman Success

    How can we create certainty in an uncertain environment? How can we learn from our defeats in order to ultimately succeed? Where do we draw strength from when we want to quit? These were some of the many difficult questions Mark Allen had to answer in his seven-year journey from defeat to ultimate victory at the Hawaiian Ironman. Accompanied by compelling race footage, Allen's presentation incorporates strategies for dealing with change and unexpected challenge, how to come back when success seems impossible, and the importance of doing the work required to become a champion.

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    Booking fees for Mark Allen, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Mark Allen, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
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Mark Allen

Six-Time Ironman Triathlon World Champion

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Mark Allen Biography

The Ironman Triathlon held annually in Hawaii is the most difficult one-day sporting event in the world. It starts with a 2.4-mile ocean swim followed by 112 miles of cycling, and finally finishes with a 26.2-mile marathon. For most of the 1,500 men and women who compete in the Ironman, simply crossing the finish line amounts to a victory.

Mark Allen had a different destiny. His first six attempts - all losses - were casualties of everything from flat tires to internal bleeding. Yet each defeat served to galvanize his commitment to fulfilling his dream of becoming an Ironman champion. Finally, on his seventh attempt, Allen won, beating Dave Scott in triathlon's greatest race ever.

Allen went on to win a total of six Ironman titles in six attempts. His final victory came at the age of 37, making him the oldest champion ever in this incredibly challenging event. Allen completed a 15-year career in the world of elite athletics with a 90 percent top-three finish record, going undefeated in 20 races over a three year span from 1988 to 1990. He was named "Triathlete of the Year" six times and after retiring in 1996 was called "The World's Fittest Man" by Outside magazine.

Today, Allen works for NBC Sports as an expert analyst for each annual Ironman. Previously, he provided commentary at the Sydney Olympics for triathlon's debut at the Games.

The author of two books on lifestyle fitness, he published Workouts for Working People in 2000 and co-authored Fit Body, Fit Soul with Brant Secunda in 2008.

Still living the principles that enabled him to turn adversity into success, Mark Allen was recently awarded the highest ranking any speaker has ever received from Northwestern Financial Network for a keynote address he gave to their advisors.

Mark Allen Videos

  • Triathlete LIVE Kona Special: Dave Scott and Mark Allen
    Ironman legends Dave Scott and Mark Allen joined us for our Triathlete LIVE Kona Special here on the Big Island this morning, in partnership with...
  • IronWar Uncut - Dave Scott And Mark Allen - YouTube
  • Mark Allen and Dave Scott - YouTube

Mark Allen Books

Mark Allen Speaking Topics

  • The Art of Ironman Success

    How can we create certainty in an uncertain environment? How can we learn from our defeats in order to ultimately succeed? Where do we draw strength from when we want to quit? These were some of the many difficult questions Mark Allen had to answer in his seven-year journey from defeat to ultimate victory at the Hawaiian Ironman. Accompanied by compelling race footage, Allen's presentation incorporates strategies for dealing with change and unexpected challenge, how to come back when success seems impossible, and the importance of doing the work required to become a champion.

FAQs on booking Mark Allen

  • How to book Mark Allen?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Mark Allen for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Mark Allen, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Mark Allen or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Mark Allen?

    Booking fees for Mark Allen, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Mark Allen, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Mark Allen?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Mark Allen for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Mark Allen for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Mark Allen or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Mark Allen or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Mark Allen is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Mark Allen for your event is $10,000 - $20,000. Mark Allen generally travels from San Francisco, CA, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Vince Poscente, Dean Karnazes, John Amatt, Dan Clark and Rocky Bleier. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Mark Allen for an upcoming event.

Mark Allen Speaker Videos

  • Triathlete LIVE Kona Special: Dave Scott and Mark Allen
    Ironman legends Dave Scott and Mark Allen joined us for our Triathlete LIVE Kona Special here on the Big Island this morning, in partnership with Gatorade Endurance. During the live chat, they gave...
    IronWar Uncut - Dave Scott And Mark Allen - YouTube
  • Mark Allen and Dave Scott - YouTube

Mark Allen Speaking Topics

  • The Art of Ironman Success

    How can we create certainty in an uncertain environment? How can we learn from our defeats in order to ultimately succeed? Where do we draw strength from when we want to quit? These were some of the many difficult questions Mark Allen had to answer in his seven-year journey from defeat to ultimate victory at the Hawaiian Ironman. Accompanied by compelling race footage, Allen's presentation incorporates strategies for dealing with change and unexpected challenge, how to come back when success seems impossible, and the importance of doing the work required to become a champion.

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All American Entertainment (AAE) exclusively represents the interests of talent buyers, and does not claim to be the agency or management for any speaker or artist on this site. AAE is a talent booking agency for paid events only. We do not handle requests for donation of time or media requests for interviews, and cannot provide celebrity contact information.

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