Coach’s Resume

Coach Mark Kotarski


I started my career in endurance events during the early years of triathlon(1983) when you leaned your bike against a fence (there were no bike racks). At that time, I decided to study exercise physiology and learn methods to assist patients and the community to use exercise and nutrition to improve their health. Now I assist people in completing their endurance goals. Whether it be a 5k, 10k, half marathon, marathon, triathlon, ironman or cycling event I can help with weekly and monthly plans, heart rate levels, perceived exertion, anaerobic threshold or power meter training, and nutritional advice. I have been there, and I understand the science behind it.Since 2008 the results have been the following: Completed Personal Records, Podium Finishes, National Championship Qualifications, and Boston/London Marathon Qualifiers. In addition, training European athletes and Tri Camps in Lake Placid, NY and Ocean City, NJ.I look forward to working with you!Mark

B.S. in Exercise Science, West Chester University
M. Ed. in Exercise Physiology, Temple University


  • ACSM Certified Clinical Exercise Physiologist
  • USATF Certified Running Coach

Teaching Experience:

  • Harcum College, Anatomy & Physiology
  • Track & Field Team, Distance Runners

Events Completed


  • 1994, 2003, 2006, 2010 Philadelphia Marathon
  • 1994 Atlantic City Marathon
  • 2004 Richmond Marathon
  • 2005 Marine Corps Marathon
  • 2007 Steamtown Marathon
  • 2013 Rehoboth DE Marathon

Recent Triathlons:

  • 2006, 2009 Philadelphia Olympic Distance Triathlon
  • 2006, 2007 Diamondman Half Ironman
  • 2008 Black Bear Half Ironman
  • 2008 Chesapeakeman Ironman Distance Triathlon (14:02:04)
  • 2009 Chesapeakeman Ironman Distance Triathlon (12:57:28)

 2011 Age Group Finishes:

  • 4th Place AG Devilman (Sprint)
  • 2nd Place AG Lavaman (Sprint)
  • Louisville Ironman (13:42:36)
  • 6th Place AG Chesapeakeman IM Distance Race (12:06:59)

2012 Ironman:

  • Beach 2 Battleship (11:53:26)

2013 Ultramarathon 50k:

  • Blues Cruise (5:42)

2014 Ironman(6x Ironman Distance Finisher):

  • Maryland Ironman (12:11:12)

2018 Half Marathon:

  • 1st Place AG Boston Trail Run
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