asics Greenville Track Club-ELITE - a post-collegiate, Olympic development program
ASICS Greenville Track Club-ELITE's Zach Mains ran a personal best of 1:08:24 to place sixth in the Prisma Health Half Marathon on Saturday. His time was 21 seconds faster than his previous PB, which was set last November in Richmond, VA's Markel Half Marathon.
The Prisma Health Half Marthon is a 13.1 mile race that starts in Travelers Rest and runs south along the Swamp Rabbit Trail to downtown Greenville, SC. The race was won by Kenya's Eliud Ngetich, who set a new course record of 1:05:33. Fortunately, the almost continual rainy weather abated for most of the race and the temperature was a conducive 44 degrees.
GTC-ELITE was established in 2012. The program produced four qualifiers for the 2016 USA Olympic Trials Marathon in Los Angeles and currently one "time-qualifier" for the 2020 Olympic marathon. 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 and Synergy Performance (mental performance). The club is a proud member of both the Road Runners Club of America and USATF.