Runner of the Week - Eli Gerlach

By: Brittany Dino

This runner not only won the WV  5K Championship, but he also just recently won the Freedom Fest 5K Run, Eli Gerlach an Field Engineer choses running as a lifestyle every day. Usually he runs at least 10 to 12 races a year, but he’s been dealing with an Achilles injury that sidelined him for 2 months. He’s now back into training, and by the look of things he’s already on top of his training. 

  • Choice of shoes: Recently made a switch from Nike to Adidas. 
  • Favorite Type of Race: Prefers hills on the course
  • Prerace Food: morning race= Large Black Coffee and Power Bar.  Evening race= 6 inch Rotisserie Chicken with Hot Sauce and Salt & Pepper from Subway
  • Races under belt in 2016: 5 so far, usually 10 to 12 a year 
  • Fast Times:
    • 1600- 4:18 Miami ( OH Invitational)
    • 5k – 14:41 Coughlin Fast 5K (Columbus OH) 
    • 10K- 31:15 Columbus 5k
    • 13.1- 1:08.56 Columbus Half Marathon


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