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Images from the 2020 Mountain Bike World Championships in Leogang, Austria.

Mountain Biking Athlete

Mark Wallace

Canada Canada


Have bike, will travel. Hailing from Vancouver Island, Canada, Mark Wallace is on a mission to shred the world’s burliest mountain bike trails with his friends and teammates. Raised in British Columbia, he cut his teeth on the local trails of Mount Prevost alongside his good friend and mentor Stevie Smith and first turned heads on the MTB downhill circuit in 2012. That year, he took first place in the Canadian Downhill Junior Championship, followed by a second-place finish in the 2015 Crankworx Canadian Open. Since then, the Canadian downhill racer has been raising the bar on the world stage: In 2020, Mark’s standout achievements included silver at the Kicking Horse Dual Slalom in Canada and 4th place in the snowed-out UCI - DHI World Championships in Leogang, Austria. He also provided a rare glimpse into his competitive mindset in the Monster-produced ‘Between the Races’ documentary. He’s already chomped up more mountain bike terrain than other riders at his young age, but Mark “The Shark” is hungry for more. For the latest updates, catch his Instagram tearing up racetracks and dirt jumps all across the globe as the journey continues.