A disappointing ending to Mark's pursuit of a qualifying time for the US
Olympic trials. Through the halfway point on pace for a 2:18:00 finish,
Mark's quads began to tie up around the 30K mark. As his condition
worsened, he withdrew rather than risk injury.
Mark's goal this year was to focus on running, having decided to take a
year off from the Ironman in Hawaii. Mark will be in Kona this year
working as a commentator for television.