Monday, May 11, 2009

The Fame of our Sponsor Sugoi

New Inductees to the Colorado Running Hall of Fame

On May 13th, the Colorado Running Hall of Fame will be adding seven luminaries in Colorado running to its ranks. One of those honorees will be Sugoi's CEO Stan Mavis. Stan and his wife Bonnie came into town this week and joined the Vic's Espresso cycling team on a training ride.

Stan now lives in Vancouver, CA , the headquarters of Sugoi, but traveled to Colorado for this weeks activities and brought his bike along with him. Stan said he was interested in a nice long 4 hour ride with the team in his former hometown of Boulder, CO. We were happy to ride along with him and share our gratitude for our clothing sponsorship from Sugoi.

On May 13, 2009 at the Denver Athletic Club, Stan will be inducted along with Alan Culpepper (Marathoner and Miler), Kim Jones (Marathoner), Maureen Custy-Roben (Marathoner and Sport Promoter), Rich Castro (Coach), Benji Durden (Marathoner and Coach), and Creigh Kelly (Race Director).

Stan Mavis clocked a 4:02:6 in the Mile at Michigan State before moving to Colorado where he set an American record with a 1:02:16 half-marathon in 1980. He then moved into sports apparel; managing the first Frank Shorter Running stores in Boulder, CO. Over the years Stan helped to develop other performance apparel brands including Brooks Sports, Pearl-Izumi and Sugoi Performance Apparel.

If you would like to attend the ceremony Wednesday evening, which is open to the public (space is limited), to RSVP and purchase tickets, please contact John Raveling at

Congratulations Stan! and Thank you.

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