Michael is a regionally competitive distance runner in the 55-59 age group who began running competitively again in 2014. He was a D1 5,000 meter track and cross country runner at the University of Rhode Island prior to an accident with a commercial truck that ended his collegiate running career. During the past few years, Michael has been actively training and competing, earning USATF All American Standards for 1500, 3000, 5000, 8000, 10000, and ½ marathon. During 2016, Michael was the bronze medalist in the 55-59 age group at the USATF 10,000 meter Road Racing Championships held in Dedham, MA. He was also the USATF National XC Champion in the 55-59 age group at Rivers Edge Golf Course, Bend, OR.