Mark Sisson

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Mark Sisson
Born (1953-07-20) July 20, 1953 (age 65)[1]
Nationality American
Alma mater Williams College
Occupation Triathlete, marathoner, author

Mark Sisson (born July 1953) is an American fitness author and blogger, and a former distance runner, triathlete and Ironman competitor.[2]


Sisson finished 4th in the February 1982 Ironman World Championship.[3]

Sisson was born in Maine and is the oldest of four siblings.[4] He attended Williams College, where he was a pre-med candidate and earned a biology degree.[4]

In the 1970s, Sisson was a record-setting runner for the Portland (Maine) Track Club.[5]

Sisson had a top-5 finish in the 1980 U.S. National Marathon Championships and earned a qualifying spot for the 1980 U.S. Olympic Trials.[4]

Sisson served for 15 years as chairman of the International Triathlon Union (ITU) Anti-Doping Commission and as the ITU's liaison to the International Olympic Committee.[3] He was asked to step down from the roles due to conflict of interest in 2003 when he started his own dietary supplement company, Primal Nutrition.[3] He is a follower of the paleo diet[6] and markets his own version of it, called "the primal blueprint" diet.[7]


  1. ^ Sisson, Mark (July 27, 2011). "2011 News & Updates: The Growing Movement, New Books and What I've Been Up To". Mark's Daily Apple. Retrieved 31 July 2015. 
  2. ^ Lynch, Rene (February 28, 2015). "Getting primal with Mark Sisson". Los Angeles Times. 
  3. ^ a b c Dwyre, Bill (August 1, 2008). "Cheaters still prosper in drug games". Los Angeles Times. 
  4. ^ a b c "Mark Sisson". Retrieved April 3, 2011. 
  5. ^ Haskell, Bob (August 20, 1976). "Mad Witch field minus Babbidge, defending champ". [Bangor Daily News. 
  6. ^ "Can you master your own epigenetics?". Los Angeles Times. May 3, 2010. 
  7. ^ Lambeth Hochwald, "Paleo vs. primal diet: What's the difference?" Archived 2017-09-18 at the Wayback Machine., Mother Nature Network, 28 May 2015.

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