Castelli Colletivo

Mark Mitchell

OAK PARK, Illinois

Primary Discipline(s) Triathlon, Road Cycling / Criterium, Gravel Cycling, Masters Swimming, Open Water Swimming, Road Running, Cyclocross
Bucket List RaceIronman World Championship
Post-Race DrinkMuscle Milk
Off-Day ActivityGardening

I am a mechanical engineer by trade, who has enjoyed riding bicycles since I was a child. It offers freedom, exercise and a sense of well-being. I started running in 2011 after a friend convinced me to run a half marathon. I was diagnosed with Leukemia and started chemotherapy while training; while my time in the race wasn’t great, it wasn’t a DNS or a DNF! That’s when I realized how important physical fitness is to ones overall health. I’ve moved into triathlon after learning to swim and have completed 5 HIM.