Pacific Assocation of USA Track and Field

PA USATF Pacific Mourns the loss of Elite Distance Runner, Aggie and Cal Poly SLO Coach Mark Conover



Mark Conover: 1960-2022. This USATF Pacific elite distance runner and life-long Aggies member placed 2nd at the stormy 1987 California International Marathon, and went on to win the 1988 Olympic Marathon Trials to become a Team USA Olympian at the Seoul Olympics, and to achieve NCAA D2 Champion status. He later became a beloved and hugely successful distance coach at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo. His unwavering passion for running, his family and his coaching fueled his battle with a lifelong series of cancers, and he became a nationally acclaimed inspiration for those facing similar challenges.

A complete bio can be found in the Runner’s World article.