asics Greenville Track Club-ELITE - a post-collegiate, Olympic development program
On a very humid and hot Labor Day morning in Columbia, SC, ASICS Greenville Track Club-ELITE runners placed in the money at the annual 5-mile event. Adam Freudenthal couldn't match the speed of Kenya's Cleophas Ngetich, who ran a blistering 4:44 per mile to win with a time of 23:45 and earn $1200 including the time bonus for running under 24:00. After a quick early pace, Freudenthal ran solo in second for most the race and finished with a time of 24:42, earning $100 for the runner-up position.
Kenyan Sophy Jipchirchir used the same tactics as Ngetich, go out fast and keep going, as she replicated her countryman's victory and earnings ($1200) with her excellent 26:24 clocking. ASICS GTC-ELITE's Alison Parris was second in 28:12 with teammate Kimberly Ruck third in 28:34, both earning award money.
GTC-ELITE is sponsored by ASICS, the Greenville Track Club, Performance Therapy, Greenville Health System's North Greenville Hospital, ScanSource, Soleus Running Watches, Boston Bill Sunglasses, The TD Bank Foundation, The Kroc Center, Carolina Spine and Rehab, ElliptiGO, the Bare Minimum Track Club and generous individual contributors.