LOS ANGELES, CA-The Southern California Association of USA Track & Field has announced the appointment of Mike Mahurin as the new chairman of its Open Athletics Cross Country Committee.
A native of Seattle, Washington, Mike Mahurin’s running career began after he had become a practicing attorney, not when he was in high school or college.
After becoming active in the Southern California road running scene, he took a brief break from running-only to compete in triathlons, including the 2003 Hawaii Ironman World Championship. In 2005, Mike joined Track Club L.A. and returned to competing in long distance races throughout Southern California.
His primary focus has been on the marathon, where his best time to date has been 2:38:00 at the Tucson Marathon in December of 2006. It was while training for that race that Mike had his first real exposure to cross-country, competing in several races that fall as part of his marathon training.
Mike is 38 years old and a Los Angeles-based real estate attorney. He received B.A. degrees in Philosophy and Political Science from the University of Washington in 1992 and a J.D. degree from Pepperdine University Law School in 1995. Mike hopes to use his newfound excitement for cross-country running to help revitalize the Southern California cross-country scene in a way that will attract more of the great distance runners in our area to the sport.
Chair, Open Athletics Cross Country Committee
Southern California Association/ USA Track & Field
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