"Michael was born in Florham Park, NJ and raised in Roswell, GA. Michael and his wife Allison both graduated college on the plains of Auburn University (War Damn Eagle!). He has been blessed with the passion to run and race as a lifestyle! Michael has completed over 50 triathlons, marathons, ultra-marathons, 1/2 Ironman and the Florida Ironman! Running is seen as his God given gift and uses it to give back. Michael and Allison are active members of World Harvest Church in Roswell, GA; where they have developed their passion for God and compassion for people around the world! Michael is the race director for the Big Pumpkin 5K and the Matthew E. Russell Foundation’s AREA 13.1 Half Marathon, both events raise money for social and mission work in Honduras, Dominican Republic and South Africa. He is also a graduate from the World Harvest Bible Institute with an associate’s degree in Biblical studies and plans to visit and further that education in Israel on a 2014 trip. Michael serves on the Youth Mission Board and Advisory Board at WHC, Foundation Love Your Neighbor and was selected ABLE Man of the Year 2009. He continues to carry the vision for Zulu Racing LLC. One of the fastest growing race marketing and management companies nationwide. The organization continues to donate shoes and impact the ministries of Flagstamp, Matthew Russell Foundation, LCM - South Africa and Foundation Love Your Neighbor -Dominican Republic."