Mark Sisson

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Mark Sisson is an American fitness author and blogger, and a former distance runner, triathlete and Ironman competitor. Sisson finished 4th in the February 1982 Ironman World Championship.[1] He has written several books, including The Primal Blueprint, which incorporates aspects of the popular Paleolithic diet. The Primal Blueprint is his fifth book. Sisson also blogs at his website Mark's Daily Apple.

Early life and career[edit]

Sisson was born in Maine and is the oldest of four siblings.[2] He attended Williams College, where he was a pre-med candidate and earned a biology degree.[2]

In the 1970s, Sisson was a record-setting runner for the Portland (Maine) Track Club.[3]

Sisson had a top-5 finish in the 1980 U.S. National Marathon Championships and earned a qualifying spot for the 1980 U.S. Olympic Trials.[2]

Sisson served for 15 years as chairman of the International Triathlon Union (ITU) Anti-Doping Commission and as the ITU's liaison to the International Olympic Committee.[2]

Sisson currently lives in Malibu, California and owns the dietary supplement company Primal Nutrition.[4]



  1. ^ Dwyre, Bill (August 1, 2008). "Cheaters still prosper in drug games". Los Angeles Times. 
  2. ^ a b c d "Mark Sisson". Retrieved April 3, 2011. 
  3. ^ Haskell, Bob (August 20, 1976). "Mad Witch field minus Babbidge, defending champ". Bangor Daily News. Retrieved April 3, 2011. 
  4. ^ "Can you master your own epigenetics?". Los Angeles Times. May 3, 2010. Retrieved April 3, 2011. 

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