Mark McKoy

This is my story
Mark broke onto the scene at the age of 18, qualifying for the 1980 Olympic Games in Moscow (which were boycotted).

At age 20, he represented Canada at the Commonwealth Games in Brisbane, Australia, 1982, and won the Gold Medal in the 110-metre hurdles in a Canadian and Commonwealth record.

He repeated this achievement at the Commonwealth Games, Edinburgh, Scotland, 1986, once again setting a new Canadian and Commonwealth record.

In 1984, qualifying for the Olympics a second time, Mark finished a close 4th in Los Angeles, setting numerous Canadian records on the route.

He was disappointed with his performance at the 1988 Seoul Olympics, placing 7th in the hurdle finals. But he spectacularly redeemed himself in the Summer Olympics in Barcelona, Spain, 1992, taking the Gold Medal in the 110m hurdles, the first Track Gold Medal for Canada in 64 years. A five-time Olympian, Mark was a member of Canada’s National Track and Field Team, 1980-94. He still holds the world record for the 50m hurdles (set in 1986 in Osaka, Japan), and is the former world record holder in the 60m hurdles and 4 X 200m relay.

He is widely recognized as one of the fastest human beings from a still start in history. In 1996, he provided explosiveness training to the Canadian National Karate team prior to the World Championships in Prague, Czech Republic. The Team responded by winning 36 medals, by far their greatest total medal haul ever.

Mark has extensive experience in creating the world’s best fitness and athletic training programs. He is also a recognized expert in empowering and training others in how to have a mindset of a champion and apply it to get breakthrough results everywhere in life, including in health & fitness, and in building winning teams and support structures. He is the world’s foremost motivator and educator of trainers in the top health & fitness methodologies. His leading skills are as a leader, doer, innovator, communicator, coach, trainer, tactician, motivator, change agent and fitness guru.

Mark has been in the health and fitness industry for almost 40 years. Developing programs for himself and others as a teenager, he has continued (and continues) to develop and implement programs for a range of individuals from novice to professional.

Career Highlights

  • 1996 Member of the Austrian Olympic Team

  • 1993 Canadian Record 110MH (13.08)

  • 1993 100M (10.08)

  • 1993 World Champion-Gold medalist-World Indoor Championships

  • 1992 Olympic Champion-Gold medalist 110 m hurdles, Barcelona, Spain

  • (1st gold medal for Canada in track and field for 64 years)

  • 1991 Member of the Canadian World Championship Team-Finalist 110mh (4th place), Tokyo, Japan

  • 1991 Member of the Canadian World Championship Team-Bronze Medalist 60MH, Seville, Spain

  • 1988 Member of the Canadian Olympic Team-Finalist 110 m hurdles 7th place, Seoul, South Korea

  • 1987 Member of the Canadian World Championship-Finalist 110m hurdles 4th place, Rome, Italy

  • 1986 Member of the Canadian Commonwealth Games Team-Gold medalist 110m hurdles, Edinburgh, Scotland

  • Gold medalist 4*100m relay

  • 1985 European Grand Prix Circuit 1st place 110m hurdles

  • 1984 Member of the Canadian Olympic Team-Finalist 110 m hurdles 4th place, Los Angeles

  • 1983 Member of the Canadian World Championship Team-110 m hurdles 4th place, Helsinki, Finland

  • 1982 Member of the Canadian Commonwealth Games Team-Gold Medalist 110m hurdles, Brisbane, Australia

  • Silver Medalist 4*100m relay

  • ATHLETIC AWARDS!!!

  • 1980-1992 Recipient of many Provincial Awards for Sports Excellence at national international level

  • (Ministry of Culture, Citizenship, and Recreation)

  • 1992 Recipient of Canada Sports Excellence Award

  • 1994 York University-Athlete of the Year

  • 1983 Harry Jerome Award for Sports Excellence (Outstanding African-Canadian Athlete)

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Mark McKoy has extensive experience in creating the world’s best fitness and athletic training programs. He is also a recognized expert in empowering and training others in how to have a mindset of a champion and apply it to get breakthrough results everywhere in life, including in health & fitness, and in building winning teams and support structures. Mark’s greatest achievement is winning the Gold Medal in 110m hurdles at the 1992 Olympics in Barcelona, Spain (the first Gold Medal for Canada in Track & Field in 60 years). Mark has been in the health and fitness industry for almost 40 years. Developing programs for himself and others as a teenager, he has continued (and continues) to develop and implement programs for a range of individuals from novice to professional.

Throughout Mark’s long career, he is one of the only athletes that has had the opportunity to train and work with some of the most diverse and successful athletes and coaches on the planet. Therefore giving him an unrivaled insight into some of the training methods of some of the most successful coaches and athletes ever.