Mark Minichiello is the Head Coach and Program Administrator for the LA Road Runners, the official training program of the Los Angeles Marathon, since 2017.
Marathon Career Mark is a Boston and New York City marathon qualifier, and an Abbott World Marathon Majors Six Star Finisher. Mark has completed over twenty-five marathons on four continents. Antarctica will be his fifth continent on March 28, 2020. Podcast (Road to Antarctica)
Coaching History Mark is a USA Track & Field certified coach and both an RRCA Certified Level 1 Coach and an RRCA Certified Race Director. Mark began his coaching career with the South Bay Runners Club (RRCA & USATF) in Manhattan Beach, California, where he coaches track and marathon training practice. In 2016, Mark was training coach for TEAM PAWS, a national charity, assisting their 550 plus marathon athletes for the Chicago and New York City marathons. In 2017, Conqur Endurance, the owner of the Los Angeles Marathon, selected Mark as their Head Coach to oversee the LA Road Runners, the official training program for the Los Angeles Marathon. Mark has trained thousands of marathoners through this program since 2017. He continues to be the head coach of the LA Road Runners following in the footsteps of such legends as Coach Pat Connelly, Olympic medalist & New York City Marathon winner (1983) Rod Dixon, and Elite Coach Andrew Kastor (husband to Olympic Bronze Medalist and elite athlete Deena Kastor) from Mammoth Track Club.