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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.

Schlotzsky’s Bun Run Returns With New Date, Location and Charity

As we recently reported, the Schlotzsky's Bun Run was rumored to be moving to a fall date and away from the long-standing downtown location. Today, registration officially opened for the 32nd - albeit very new - edition of the race to be held in the Domain on Sunday, September 28th. For over three decades the [...]

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Q&A with Susan Rankin, Executive Director of The Trail Foundation

In advance of the new Boardwalk Trail officially opening on June 7th we spent a few minutes chatting with Executive Director Susan Rankin who has led The Trail Foundation through some monumental construction projects and greatly improved one of Austin's greatest treasures. How did you find your way to Austin? I came to Austin to [...]

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Weekly Roundup (April 27-May 3)

Stacked pro field at St. George Ironman 70.3 Competing for $75,000 Just a few years ago, the prize purse and Kona points were much smaller than they are today for the U.S. Professional 70.3 Championship at St. George, Utah. But this time around, the $75,000 prize purse and the 1,500 Ironman qualifying points have attracted [...]

Rogue’s Martinez and Monson Take Sunshine Run 10K, Stupp & Bergman Win 5K

For 32 years the final Sunday in April was reserved for the Bun Run and title sponsor Schlotzsky's, but 2014 marked a new era. Same course, same great cause (Austin Sunshine Camps) but a different name and title sponsor at the inaugural Silicon Labs Sunshine Run. The 10K kicked off the event at 7:00 AM [...]

My Experience at the 2014 Boston Marathon

Ed. Note - I wrote this article for austinfitmagazine.com, which you can view HERE. Additional text has been added from the original piece. -------- An estimated one million spectators lined the course, sometimes stacked as deep as four or five rows. Security agents with metal detectors wanded runners en route to the start line. Girls [...]

Weekly Roundup (April 13-19, 2014)

USA Track & Field, Nike Ink Long-Term Agreement USA Track & Field (USATF) and NIKE, Inc. on Wednesday announced an expansion of their partnership that will significantly increase support of USATF programs, athletes and competitive groups. The new partnership marks an ongoing commitment from NIKE to the sport in a sponsorship that extends from 2017 [...]

Texans Running Boston – A Closer Look at the Numbers

Earlier this week we posted an article looking at the number of Boston Marathon registrants in Austin per capita compared to the rest of the "Texas 4" (Dallas, Houston, San Antonio) in addition to a number of other cities across the US known for having a vibrant fitness community. This ruffled the feathers of some [...]

Ali Mendez Steals Show at Austin 10/20, Simon Ndirangu Retains Men’s Title

Ali Mendez didn't think she was going to be able to chase down Cythnia Jerop of Grand Prarie (by way of Kenya) for just shy of 9.5 miles at the third annual Austin 10/20. But after keeping Jerop in her sights and within range the entire race - never trailing by more than 10 seconds [...]

Weekly Roundup (April 6-12, 2014)

Armstrong’s Positive, if Reluctant, Step in a Sport’s Purification (NY Times) Last summer, Lance Armstrong sat a few feet from me and said he would never “rat out” his friends by publicly revealing who had helped him dope and who had known about his doping. Not a chance. No way. The last thing he would [...]