Mark Bravo – Running Coach
“Mark’s book is a great testament to the spirit: what tenacity, a positive outlook, and staying the course does for one’s life. It’s a must-read for one who’s serious about being the best they can be.”
– Bill Rodgers
4-time Boston Marathon, New York City Marathon Winner
Mark Bravo - Running Coach for All Levels
“Thank you for not only being such a great running mentor, but also for being such an inspiration to athletes everywhere. I never thought only 2 1/2 years after talking to you before my first 26.2 (OKC Memorial 2019) that I’d be crossing the Finish on Boylston Street doing the Boston Marathon. And after raising over $19,000 for Boston Children’s Hospital! Thank you for believing in all of us!”
– Kris Williams (Hanscom AFB, Massachusetts)
Respected by the Best
“My first encounter with Mark was about 10 years ago, when he was a 40-something Master’s runner. I was just a local hobby jogger who was good enough to win or place high enough at the local 5Ks. I found myself racing against Mark a few times, so of course I was curious to know who he is.
Mark is one of the most positive, gracious, and thoughtful people I’ve ever met! I like to surround myself with people who have a positive energy about themselves… and Mark is one of these people, so it’s always a treat to see him.”
– Camille Herron, 2012 US Olympic Marathon Trials Qualifier
Mark has a 40+ year career as a TV and radio commentator for running and other sports events.
He is the color commentator for the Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon since its inception.
Mark is the Director of Business Development at OK Runner Inc.
He is a sought after motivational speaker for events throughout the nation as well as a popular guest on radio and television talk shows.
PRIVATE RUNNING COACH
Mark’s career as a coach started with running and wellness, and now he mentors “athletes” nationwide. Mark’s clients range from recreational runners training for their first 5k to elite athletes preparing for the world’s top marathons and Olympic trials.
A veteran of over 30 marathons and 400 road races, Mark has a personal best of 2:44 in the marathon, 34:30 in the 10K, and ran a 17:00 5K the night he turned 40. After two hip surgeries – the last a total hip replacement May 2007 – Mark returned to running and 11 months later ran a 43 minute 10K.
Mark doesn’t measure accomplishments by the clock; he believes that athletic excellence is a personal quest that varies for each individual.
The journey we take on isn’t always of our choosing; nonetheless, it can be one of amazing growth and unrelenting possibilities.