Lt. Col. Mark Cucuzzella MD is a Professor at West Virginia University School of Medicine.
As a US Air Force Reservist he designs programs to promote healthier and better running with the US Air Force Efficient Running Project.
He has been a national-level Masters runner, having competed for over 30 years with more than 100 marathon and ultra-marathon finishes.
Mark is a two time winner of the Air Force Marathon and he is the race director of Freedom’s Run race series in West Virginia.
Mark is director of the Natural Running Center, an education portal designed to teach healthier running.
He is also the owner of Two Rivers Treads – A Center for Natural Running and Walking in his hometown of Shepherdstown, WV.
Mark’s innovative work and story has been featured in the New York Times, NPR, Outside Magazine, Running Times, Runners World, Air Force Times, the Washington Post, and the Journal Of The American Medical Association.