Mark Saroni   Paragon Training

"Winning is a mindset, not a spot on the podium."

Mark is a full-time triathlon coach residing in San Antonio, Tx. He is dedicated to helping develop athletes and challenging them to pursue excellence in all facets of their daily life. He believes that a high-performance mindset is attainable for ALL athletes of ALL ability levels. Mark enjoys coaching swimmers, cyclists, runners, and triathletes who count sport as an integral part of their lives and assisting them in achieving their goals.


Mark Saroni is the founder and head coach of Paragon Training, a triathlon team and Ironman Tri-Club program based out of San Antonio, Tx. Mark has been involved in triathlon and coaching fellow athletes toward their goals since 2003. Mark's unique coaching style and knowledge of the sport is built on years of racing, including four years as a professional triathlete. Whether it's a triathlon training plan, group workouts, or one-on-one coaching, Mark's desire is to provide resources for endurance athletes in whatever capacity helps them achieve their goals.


  • B.S. Kinesiology
  • M.S. Kinesiology
  • USAT Level 1
  • USA Cycling Level 3
  • USA Swimming Level 2


  • Kona Qualifier
  • Ironman Coeur d'Alene Overall Champion
  • Ironman 70.3 Buffalo Springs Lake Overall Champion
  • Cat 3 Texas State Time Trial Champion
  • Professional Triathlete 2012-2015

Personal Records

  • Olympic Distance - 1:54:07
  • Ironman 70.3 - 4:05:30
  • Ironman - 9:14:30


San Antonio, TX
United States

Preferred Athlete Levels

Intermediate, Advanced, Professional


1-on-1 Coaching, Consultations, Group Coaching, Local Coaching, Remote Coaching

Sport Types

Triathlon, Road Cycling, Running, IRONMAN, XTERRA, Swimming



Athlete Requirements

A passion for sport, a willingness to work hard, and a desire to pursue excellence.


PO Box 782546
San Antonio, TX
United States