Mark Spitz, most notable athlete of all-time, is synonymous with excellence. His powerful swimming career launched him into fame, and gained him fans world-wide. During his career, Mark’s unparalleled abilities set him apart from the competition.
One of the greatest living sports legends, Mark Spitz might be remembered best by his astonishing win of seven gold medals at the 1972 Olympic Games in Munich. In one of the most dramatic instances in Olympic history, Mark won his final competition only hours before Palestinian terrorists captured and eventually murdered 11 Israeli athletes in the Munich Olympic Village. In an effort to keep the athletes safe, Spitz was whisked out of the country under heavy security guard.
He was voted “Athlete of the century” in water sports and one of six “Greatest Olympians” by Sports Illustrated in 2000. Between 1965 and 1972, Mark Spitz won nine Olympic gold medals, one silver, and one bronze; five Pan-American golds; 31 National U.S. Amateur Athletic Union titles; and eight U.S. National Collegiate Athletic Association Championships. During those years, he set 33 World records.
A devoted father and husband, legendary athlete, highly-respected motivational speaker and entrepreneur, Mark Spitz encompasses talent and enthusiasm in everything he does.