Training to be an Olympian is more than a full-time job. Your support will make a huge difference as I pursue my dream to represent the USA, and as I seek to make a difference in my community. Thank you!
Born in California and raised on an avocado ranch in Cambria, Mario always wanted to be a professional athlete. His first love of sport came in the form of soccer. Mario would train everyday with his cousin when not helping his parents work, however, in high school, a knee injury took him off the pitch, but guided him toward running. Since then, Mario has gone on to become a 5-time USATF Trail National Champion, ranging in distances from 10k to 100k, and 3-time USATF Trail Runner of the Year. Additionally, he…
Mario Mendoza Jr | Gorge Waterfalls 50k | Uphill Running
Mario Mendoza Post-2016 Lake Sonoma 50 Mile Interview