asics Greenville Track Club-ELITE - a post-collegiate, Olympic development program
ASICS Greenville Track Club-ELITE's Mark Leininger placed 33rd in the USA 20K national championships, run in conjunction with the New Haven Road Race on Labor Day in Connecticut. The men's field included three past USA Olympians (Dathan Ritzenhein, Matt Tegenkamp and Abdi Abdiraham) was considered one of the deepest in recent history. After passing the five-mile marker in 25:05 and the 10K halfway point in 31:34, Mark and a few other top competitors ran off course and lost well over a minute before returning to the correct route. Mark's final time was 1:06:44.
GTC-ELITE is sponsored by ASICS, the 43-year old 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, The Proaxis Running Academy, ElliptiGO, the Bare Minimum Track Club and generous individual contributors.