asics Greenville Track Club-ELITE - a post-collegiate, Olympic development program
ASICS Greenville Track Club-ELITE's Eddie Garcia placed 18th overall in the 12-Kilometer Lilac Bloomsday Run in Spokane, WA. Garcia ran 37:06 for a 4:58-per-mile pace over the very challenging route, which includes the infamous .72-mile, 152-feet climb of "Doomsday" hill about 4.5 miles into the race. The event has been conducted in the eastern Washington city on the first Sunday in May each year since 1977 and attracts an international field of elite competitors and had over 35,000 finishers. The results indicate that Garcia was the 8th American finisher.
GTC-ELITE was established in 2012. The program produced four qualifiers for the 2016 USA Olympic Trials Marathon in Los Angeles. The post-collegiate, Olympic development program is sponsored by ASICS, the 47-year-old Greenville Track Club, ScanSource, Joy Real Estate, generous individual contributors and partnerships with Performance Therapy, Carolina Spine and Rehab, Boston Bill Sunglasses, Roll Recovery products, FinalSurge (on-line training log), The ATI Running Academy, ElliptiGO, NormaTec Recovery Boots, Cocoa Elite recovery products, Stryd Running, DorsiFlex, Coach Bob Williams' Pace Calculator and Synergy Performance (mental performance). The club is a proud member of both the Road Runners Club of America and USATF.