February 14, 2019

‘I Want to be Badass’: From Runner to Triathlete

“If you had told me four years ago I was going to be a triathlete, I would have laughed. It […]

January 17, 2019

‘Enough is Enough’: What it takes to go from overweight and unhappy to strong and fulfilled

Though he grew up playing sports and being an active kid, Dave Hester found himself overweight and “always achy and […]

December 19, 2018

Nikki Derrick went the (Ironman) distance for her friend

Ann Arbor triathlete Nikki Derrick wore race bib #1184 at this fall’s Ironman World Championship in Kona, Hawaii—the same number […]

November 6, 2018

Apple orchards, pumpkin patches, grilled cheese sandwiches: Ali’s Bad Apple Ultra race report

By Ali Lopez MRG Contributor What a blast! On a recent Saturday this fall I got to run the awesome […]

October 11, 2018

If Not Now, When? Thoughts on Getting Out of a Rut + Asking What’s Next?

When was the last time you tried something different with your exercise routine, when you decided it was time to […]

October 5, 2018

Behind the Scenes of Next Summer’s IRONMAN 70.3 Traverse City

Next summer, on Aug. 25, Michigan will get its second IRONMAN 70.3 – behind IRONMAN 70.3 Steelhead in Benton Harbor, […]

September 6, 2018

Lake Views, Hilly Climbs, Hanging with an Olympian: Ali’s Boyne City Triathlon

By Ali LopezMRG Contributor This past weekend I got the chance to do the Boyne City Triathlon for the first […]

August 19, 2018

Ali Lopez sees running (and life) differently now

The summer of 2017 started out well for Ali Lopez, with big plans for triathlons as well as trail running […]

July 25, 2018

Olympian Paul McMullen is inspiring young Michigan runners

I think the mile requires a hybrid type of athlete. We’re half sprinter and half distance runner. I think that […]

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