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Michael Madison

About Michael Madison

Michael got hooked on the drug known as running in 8th grade during summer track. He was a sprinter for the University of Missouri, earning All-Big XII honors in 2005. Now he's run 10 marathons and too many 5K, 10K and half's to keep count. Michael works for the Gazelle Foundation.

Texas Running Specialty Stores iRun, Luke’s Locker Named Top 50 in US

Competitor Magazine recently released their annual "50 Best Running Stores in America" and two from Texas made the cut. Luke's Locker - based out of Dallas but now with 10 locations including two in Austin - was named for the fourth year in a row to the prestigious list. iRun is formerly RunOn! but the [...]

2019-06-30T02:25:50-05:00 Categories: News, Running Retail News|Tags: , , , , , , |

Former Cap 10K Champion Arrested on Sexual Assault Charges

Eric Chirchir - 2013 Capitol 10,000 winner and city of Austin 10,000 meter record holder - was arrested last weekend after allegedly inappropriately touching a 15 year old girl at his place of employment. According to NJ.com, Eric Kipkemei Chirchir, 31, of Hasbrouck Heights, is charged with criminal sexual contact, obstruction of justice, resisting arrest [...]

2017-10-19T00:38:59-05:00 Categories: Local Runners - Elites, News|Tags: , , , |

HITS Running Event Slated for Dec. 14 at Circuit of the Americas

We see a lot of one-off events around central Texas from outside companies looking to strike it rich off area runners. They make a big splash and then don't return. But the HITS series doesn't fall within that category, back for their second year and creating a partnership with local shops Texas Running Company and [...]

Options Abound for Central Texas Turkey Trots

Central Texans have made it a tradition over the past 24 years to gather in downtown Austin on Thanksgiving morning for the annual Thundercloud Subs Turkey Trot 5-Miler. More than 20,000 will descend upon the South First Street Bridge this year, but it's not the only choice for area residents and their visiting families. To [...]

Lance Armstrong, Austinites Prepping for National Beer Mile Championship

The Flo Beer Mile World Championship is three weeks away and Austinites are prepping to defend their home turf against some top competition that includes Olympian Nick Symmonds, former Beer Mile world record holder Corey Gallagher, and many others from across the country. Last Sunday at a local track, Todd Gerlach, Lon Breintenbach, Lance Parker, [...]

2017-10-19T00:39:00-05:00 Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Austin Cross Country Cup Kicks off on Saturday

First round of the Austin Cross Country Cup Series (5K) starts on Saturday, November 8th in Georgetown, Texas! Discounts if you register for all three events. An “Austin Cross Country Run Cup Series Pass” will automatically enter the purchaser into ALL three (3) Austin Cross  Country Run Events. The good news is that you do not need to register for all [...]

2017-10-19T00:39:01-05:00 Categories: News|Tags: , , , |

Chris Kimbrough Further Cements Legendary Status, Breaks Women’s Beer Mile Record

Fresh off a third place finish at the 2014 Run for the Water 10-Miler, 44-year-old mother of six Chris Kimbrough broke the women's beer mile record with a stunning 6:28. The previous record of 6:42 was set by Seanna Robinson of Hamilton, Ontario in 1997. An official beer mile involves drinking a 12 ounce can [...]

2017-10-19T00:39:01-05:00 Categories: Local Runners - Elites, News|Tags: , , , , |

Ready to Run’s 1 Year Anniversary Weekend Celebration Starts Today

Ready to Run - the running specialty shop located on Far West Blvd. - kicks off their one-year anniversary celebration today with a weekend full of events and sales. Here's the full run down. Friday, October 31th - Sunday, October 2nd 3616 Far West Blvd. Suite 120 Austin, Texas 78731 Weekend Specials (Friday-Sunday) include: 10% [...]

2017-10-19T00:39:01-05:00 Categories: News, Running Retail News|Tags: , |

Trail Foundation Asks for Pet Peeves, People Respond

Earlier this week the Trail Foundation - a nonprofit organization responsible for all the beautification you see around Town Lake...err...Lady Bird Lake - asked their Facebook followers to comment with the biggest trail "pet peeves". Per usual for those active on social media, the responses did not disappoint. Post by The Trail Foundation.   Just [...]

2017-10-19T00:39:04-05:00 Categories: Charities, News, Road Races|Tags: , , |

Weather Forecasts for Major Marathons This Weekend

Central Texans choose fall marathons outside of the state in hopes of finding cooler weather and PR conditions. It's the reward for suffering through the stifling heat and humidity from June through September. This weekend kicks off the fall season, so let's take a look at how it's shaping up around the country. St. George [...]

2017-10-19T00:39:04-05:00 Categories: News|Tags: , , , , |

Free Lactate Threshold Testing Offered in Austin & San Antonio

Have you ever wanted to measure your current performance level like the pros do? We have a limited time opportunity for you to receive a free lactate threshold test. Our testing procedure is identical to that of a standard blood lactate test, where as we take you through stages (which usually last 3 minutes) that [...]

Austin B-Cycle Looking for Volunteers During Austin City Limits

If you’re in to running intermittently for a couple hours in the blistering sun, getting a minor discount ($40 off their annual* $80 pass) on taxpayer-subsidized bicycles and some free food then Austin B-cycle is looking for you. Per an email from B-cycle’s: “We are coming up on two of the busiest weekends that we [...]

2017-10-19T00:39:05-05:00 Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Beer Mile World Championship Scheduled for Dec. 3 in Austin

Although the location remains a secret (for a variety of very good reasons), the event is not. Austin-based Flocast is hosting the Beer Mile World Championships on December 3, 2014 and bringing in top competition headlined by 800-meter Olympian Nick Symmonds. From a press release in August, Flocast co-founder Mark Floreani said, "The participation in [...]

2017-10-19T00:39:07-05:00 Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , |

Fast Times, Wet Weather and Record Field at 12th Annual Zilker Relays

AUSTIN - The 12th annual Zilker Relays featured a new date, a new course, and a record-setting 1,100 runners - and a little bit of rain. Actually, it was a lot of rain. A storm cell moving from the south hit the park just a few minutes before 7 PM, dumping a half inch of [...]