Fidelio Marin was born in 1970 at the San José farm, near the city of Izucar de Matamoros, Puebla in Mexico. His childhood was one of poverty, limitations, and chores around the house without time to study. Marin grew up without learning how to read nor write: there weren’t any schools in town. Marin in now a prisoner at the q (SQSP), serving a 16 years-to-life sentence. Prior to SQSP, Marin has participated in self-help programs in search of his rehabilitation. Cd: What motivated you to focus and be positive? Marin: While … [Read more...] about What drives Fidelio?
1000 Mile running club
Judge Craig Mitchell with Coach Frank Ruona (back) An award winning coach, a humanitarian judge, and two former San Quentin residents came together at The Q July 20, 2019 to participate in the 2nd Annual Skid Row Running Club One Hour San Quentin Fun Run. The Skid Row Running Club was founded by Los An- geles Superior Court Judge Craig Mitchell, whose mission is empowering the most marginalized. Mitchell believes that by giving people more opportunities, they make better decisions. The Skid Row Running Club seeks to elevate the human … [Read more...] about Skid Row Club returns to the Lower Yard for “OneHour Fun Run”
Fidelio Marin corriendo detrás de Markelle Taylor Fidelio Marin nació en 1970 en el ejido San José, cerca de Izúcar de Matamoros, Puebla en México, y su niñez fue muy parecida a la de otros niños de su pueblo, con pobreza, limitaciones y quehaceres en casa sin tiempo para estudiar. El creció sin aprender a leer ni a escribir pues no había escuelas ni maestros en su pueblo. Marin, se encuentra actualmente en la Prisión Estatal de San Quentin cumpliendo una condena de 16 años a vida, de los cuales ya lleva 11 años cumplidos. En sus … [Read more...] about Correr le ayuda a superar la vida en prisión
Mike Keeyes, 71, the oldest 1000 Mile Club, runner ran three miles in 21 minutes and 40 seconds Despite the torturous weather conditions on Feb. 15, Markelle Taylor, who was fighting off a cold, still managed to come only 27 seconds short of beating his own record. He had a finish time of 17:14 on the 3 mile (5k) run that the 1000 Mile running club hosts annually. “Even though I run because it’s therapeutic, I dedicate this run to my daughter, who has lupus,” Taylor said. “I hope to not only race in prison but I want to represent the men … [Read more...] about 71 year old breaks new record in rainy three-mile race
A 40-minute disturbance at San Quentin State Prison blew incarcerated runner Eddie Herena’s chance to take back first place in the 1000 Mile Running Club’s two- hour race Sept. 7. “It would have been the ideal ending to my difficult but triumphant prison experience,” said Herena, who paroled Oct. 20. At 5 feet 2 inches, 137-pound Herena was the best runner in the 1000 Mile Running Club at San Quentin until Markelle “The Gazelle” Taylor came along in 2015. Taylor, chiseled with long legs and zero body fat, broke all of Herena’s … [Read more...] about Runner’s challenge to track club record stymied by alarms
Twenty-eight 1000 Mile Running Club runners started the Ninth Annual San Quentin Half Marathon under blue skies on a beautiful August 10 day, while community volunteers kept track of every lap. Twenty-one men completed the full 52-1/2 laps around the prison yard. Markelle “The Gazelle” Taylor, who holds most of the club’s records, predictably came in first with a time of 1 hour, 22 minutes, 44 seconds. He runs every race with a cause in mind. “I dedicate this race to all immigrants and children separated from their families,” Taylor … [Read more...] about Counting 52 laps at 1000 mile club race