Mark Greenwald

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameMark William•Greenwald
Used nameMark•Greenwald
Born1 December 1968 in Chicago, Illinois (USA)
Measurements165 cm / 68 kg
AffiliationsPark Ridge
NOC United States


Mark Greenwald skated on the World Cup circuit for the US from 1987 through 1992. He competed at the World Junior Championships in 1986 and 1987, the 1988 World Championships, and the 1991 World Winter University Games, in addition to his two Winter Olympic appearances. His best international finishes were a fifth in the 5,000 at the 1988 World Championship, and eighth in all-around at the 1987 World Juniors. Greenwald also raced on in-line skates, skating with Team Speed Specific and Pro Team K2 through 1994. In 1991 he was part of the US Champion team pursuit squad on in-line skates. He earned a degree in international business from Indiana University but later studied kinesiology at the University of Calgary and became a professor there in that department. He has also worked as Program Manager, Director of Sport, and Director of the Calgary Olympic Oval.

Personal Bests: 500 – 39.75 (1988); 1000 – 1:18.46 (1989); 1500 – 1:54.64 (1988); 5000 – 6:51.98 (1988); 10000 – 14:38.75 (1990).


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1988 Winter Olympics Speed Skating (Skating) USA Mark Greenwald
1,500 metres, Men (Olympic) 11
5,000 metres, Men (Olympic) 9
1992 Winter Olympics Speed Skating (Skating) USA Mark Greenwald
5,000 metres, Men (Olympic) 19
10,000 metres, Men (Olympic) 24