Michael is a nationally 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.
- 2016 USATF National XC Champion, 55-59 age group at Rivers Edge Golf Course, Bend, OR
- 2016 USATF Bronze Medalist, 55-59 age group, 10,000 Meter Road Racing Championships, Dedham, MA
- 2018 USATF Silver Medalist, 55-59 age group, 5000 Meter Outdoor Track & Field Championships, Spokane, WA