Stan Mavis was a world-class runner at Michigan State and was part of the fabled Athletics West Track Club. Stan attended Michigan State on a running scholarship in 1973, where he made it to nationals several times. Stan set an American record for the half marathon in 1980 with a time of 1:02:16. Stan become a prominent name is the sporting goods industry, working and managing the Frank Shorter stores in Boulder, building the Pearl Izumi brand from the ground up, and leading Brooks Sports and Sugoi Performance Apparel. He remains a runner and an avid cyclist.