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.
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Both Nancy and I were excited by your story of your athletic perseverance and triumph years ago and how that has translated into your dedication today. (I have relayed your story to others several times over the last 9 months)
Although I have attended national conferences and Chairman's conferences for many years, I don't normally feel the need to stand up and provide an opinion on the event or the speaker.
However, I was inspired by the combination of physical workout instruction and your story that morning and felt I needed to share that with our group.
You were the best speaker I have heard in all of the 19 Chairman's events I have attended. Your topic and delivery provided fantastic energy!
Thanks very much!
Toronto, ON Canada