asics Greenville Track Club-ELITE - a post-collegiate, Olympic development program
ASICS Greenville Track Club-ELITE's Zach Mains returned to his home state of Pennsylvania for the 40th running of Philadelphia's Broad Street Run 10-mile and placed 18th overall in a field of over 35,000 runners. Zach covered the first three miles in 14:48 before passing the halfway point at five miles in 24:50. At that point he was in 14th place. His paced began to slow somewhat by 7 miles (35:20) and considerably more over the final three miles as he posted a finishing time of 51:52 (5:11 per mile).
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.