asics Greenville Track Club-ELITE - a post-collegiate, Olympic development program
ASICS Greenville Track Club-ELITE's Ricky Flynn ran 30:22 on a humid and windy morning to place 12th overall in the 37th annual Cooper River Bridge Run. Over 31,000 runners finished the 10-kilometer race, which included a 200-foot climb over the bridge, from Mt. Pleasant to Charleston, SC.
The former NCAA DIII national cross country champion was the second American finisher, just three seconds behind Charleston's Michael Banks--the reigning South Carolina Runner of the Year (2013). The top ten finishers hailed from Africa and consisted of a mixture of Ethiopian, Moroccan and Kenyan athletes. Flynn earned $2,000 for being the second American.
GTC-ELITE is sponsored by ASICS, the Greenville Track Club, Performance Therapy, Greenville Health System's North Greenville Hospital, Soleus Running Watches, Boston Bill Sunglasses, ElliptiGO, the Bare Minimum Track Club and generous individual contributors.