Michael Bowen RRCA State Rep







Michael Bowen

 North Florida RRCA State Representative


He's been jokingly described as "one part Renaissance Man, one part 'Rain Man,." 

Michael started running in the mid-1990s as stress release, and ran cross-country during his senior year at The University of Tampa (at age 38). 

He transferred seamlessly from college athlete to masters' division after moving to Pensacola in 2002 becoming a part of the Capt'n Fun Runners. He has served on the Pensacola Runners' Association board, five years (previously) as the N. Florida state representative, and has earned national and international coaching, race direction and officiating certifications. 

Michael coaches on rare occasions, operates his own course measurement business and consults on a regular basis with race directors throughout the southern U.S.

In spite of one 5K overall win (Great Lakes Naval Station, 2002), half-a-dozen Crescent City Classic 10K top-500 posters, three half-iron distance triathlon finishes, personal bests of 17:42 for 5K, 37:27 for 10K, and 1:23:45 for the half-marathon, his focus in 2017 is to survive marathon training and earn an elusive Boston Marathon qualifying time after attempts in Munich, W. Germany, Carlsbad, California, and Jacksonville, Florida.

When not running, working or doing all of the other stuff, he's a "dog-dad" to Hootie (chihuahua), husband to Suzanne, and grandfather ("Coach") to Haven and Simon.


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