"I am very happy with my new PR 3:28 at Chicago Marathon 2016.  A very different story than my 5:00 finish time last year. Coach Mark Minichiello I appreciated all your training guidance, and advices on running a smart race." - Jose Luis Escobar

Update - Coach and friend Mark Minichiello, I don't have words that can describe how grateful I'm to you. On February 2016, you gave me a copy of your Marathon training Manual and ask me to commit and follow to the training- which I did and the result are shown today. Mountains 2 Beach 2017 finish time 3:10:39 BQ!!!and PR!  - Jose Luis Escobar

"Hey their coach Mark Minichiello. I want to thank you for all of your support and guidance in training me for my 2nd marathon ever. I feel so blessed that it only took 2 tries to break the three hour barrier, and I couldn't have done it without inspiring words, guidance, and personalized training plan. We've only been together for a year now. But I'm looking forward to running many more years with you as my coach. THANK YOU!!!"- Rick McCray

If you had asked me five years ago if I was ever going to run 3+ miles or become a runner, I would have told you that you were crazy! But after meeting Coach Mark everything changed. Coach Mark helped me believe in myself, and showed me that I am capable of much more! With 4 years of training under Coach Mark, I completed 6 Marathons, going from a 3:55 marathon to a 2:59! I was also able to reach a 4:33 mile after months of training! I can't wait to see what another 2 years with Coach Mark will do to me. Olympic Trials? 4-minute mile? Thank you for always pushing me to my limits!! - Zalmi Orimland