Category: Journalism

Learning To Lead – book excerpt by Michael Chirichello & Nancy Richmond.

Chapter 1 Colorful Dreams: Creating Your Vision Michael Modzelewski is a master storyteller who invites readers to abandon the safe life for one of adventure. He settled on a desolate island in the Inside Passage, the rugged coastline between Seattle and Alaska. Michael’s story is one of a man who learned about self through his exciting experience. In his book,… Read more →

UR Profile: Michael Modzelewski – UltraRunning Magazine

Author, Model, Television Host, and Adventure Seeker Michael Modzelewski is not your typical ultrarunner. From his youth as the son of a pro football player, to years of traveling the world, followed by simultaneous careers as a model, a motivational speaker, the host of a television show, and a noted author, Mike has just about done and seen it all.… Read more →

Running 100 Miles – By Michael Modzelewski – Published in Sierra Heritage Magazine

“…I came away from the run convinced that dormant within us are immeasurable powers that we block with disbelieving minds. As the psychologist, William James, wrote, “We lead lives inferior to ourselves.” We settle for less when we should always be striving for more. When I told people I was entered in a 100-mile run, their reaction was, “You gotta… Read more →

100 Miles of Endurance – By Michael Modzelewski – Published in Arizona Racing News

New Generation of Modzelewski Brothers carry on their athletic family’s name. Phoenix resident, Scott Modzelewski, and his brother Michael recently (Oct. 14th) placed high in “The Angeles Crest 100 Mile Endurance Run” across the San Gabriel Mountains of Southern California. The 100 mile foot race started in Wrightwood and finished at the entrance to The Rose Bowl in Pasadena –… Read more →

Angeles Crest Book Review – By Continental Magazine

Running Wild Continental Magazine, November 2000   The amazing story of Continental flight attendant Paula Grecco and her husband, Michael Modzelewski, reached new heights after Modzelewski completed the Angeles Crest 100 Mile Endurance Run in 1992. As a result of preparing for and completing the run, he wrote Angeles Crest: A Memoir. The book is an account of what it’s… Read more →

Angeles Crest Book Review – By Palm Beach Post

Writer survived shift on almost-deserted island Palm Beach Post October 18, 2000 by Linda Haase   Michael Modzelewski thought the two years he spent in an intense fight for survival on an almost-deserted island was a soul-trying experience. But playing survivor for a not-for-TV-movie was nothing compared to the challenge he found when he returned to discover he had been… Read more →

Angeles Crest Book Review – By Ultra Running Magazine

Ultrarunning Magazine, October 2000 URProfile: Mike Modzelewski Author, Model, Television Host, and Adventure Seeker   Mike Modzelewski is not your typical ultrarunner. From his youth as the son of a pro football player, to years of traveling the world, followed by simultaneous careers as a model, a motivational speaker, the host of a television show, and a noted author, Mike… Read more →

Alaska, Naturally – Porthole Magazine

Imagine a job where you work eight hours a week, make great money, and encounter a constant flow of interesting people from all over the world — all while you’re cruising aboard Princess Cruises and Crystal Cruises ships. Summers are spent admiring the stunning scenery and wildlife-packed waters of Alaska’s Inside Passage and winters take you around the coast of… Read more →

Travel Horrors! – By Michael Modzelewski – Published in The Los Angeles Times.

When Bad Things Happen to Good People on Vacation Out of Africa (and Fast!) by: Michael Modzelewski It was a splendid safari. Along with the English guide Robert Carr-Hartley, my then-wife and I led a group of Americans through the game parks of Kenya for three weeks, seeing wildlife up close and in great numbers. The only disappointment was that… Read more →