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Meet German Madrazo

German Madrazo brings an enormous amount of race experience and knowledge to Endurance Splits. He is an accomplished marathoner, triathlete, ultramarathoner and 10 time Ironman finisher.

6572_236978335093_7511092_nWhether it is running, cycling or swimming, German is always ready and willing to provide guidance and instruction to runners of all levels. German is the co-owner of Endurance Splits and owner of a successful specialty running store called, Valley Running Co. in McAllen, TX.

Meet Hector Gandara

Hector Gandara has a passion to see runners of all levels accomplish their running and fitness goals. While in college,

Hector was an NCAA Division I National Qualifier and All-American Athlete and has a 10k PR of 30:46 and a half marathon PR of 1:11.


He is an excellent coach, with the ability to provide guidance, instruction, motivation, and inspiration to all runners. For six years Hector was the Head Cross-Country Coach at Edinburg North High School.  Today, Hector has a successful running group called Running 101.Through Running 101 he provides running education to a broad group of runners, from beginners training for their first 5k to runners training for the marathon distance. Hector leads the Valley Running Co. Sharyland store and is the co-owner of Endurance Splits.


Meet Lucia Amieva

Lucy (co-owner) is known as the numbers person of the operation as she holds a degree in Mathematics and an MBA. Lucy shares a passion for running and is also the co-owner of Valley Running Co. She has actively been a part of the Valley Running Club and has competed in events such as 5k’s and duathlons.

Meet Sara Gandara

Sara (co-owner) brings a special influence to Endurance Splits. Sara has competed scholastically and collegiately for the University of Texas Pan American. She has personal records of 18:16 for the 5k, 39:18 for the 10k and 1:37 for the half marathon. SaraPicShe shares a passion for the road and for people. She actively coaches and trains runners with Running 101, a group that holds over 80 runners.