From its inception, the mission of Elite Runner Management LLC (ERM) has been to represent a small group of highly talented professional distance runners who are competitive in both track and road racing at the national and international level. In limiting its number of athletes, the agency gives to each athlete the opportunity he or she needs to pursue a successful and satisfying career. ERM’s goal is to empower athletes to achieve their personal best not only on the racecourse but in their personal lives.

ERM is purposely selective about the athletes it recruits. Using its legal skills and experience, ERM represents athletes with diverse backgrounds who have roots not only in the United Staes, but from countries throughout the world. Despite this diversity, all ERM athletes have one thing in common: they are hungry to succeed and are committed to the process it takes to get there. ERM’s formula to collaborate with athletes has a proven history of success. ERM athletes have won major races at multiple distances from 5K to the marathon and have competed in international competitions and world championships, including the Olympic Games.

Elite Runner Management is led by Christopher Mengel. Chris is a licensed attorney and active member of the State Bar of Michigan with over 35 years of legal experience in representing clients in court and negotiating their contracts. As an Athlete Representative, Mengel is licensed as a professional sports agent by the sport of Athletics governing body, World Athletics in Monaco.  He has published several articles about the business of being a sports agent and is a guest speaker at the RunPro Camp for NCAA college athletes turning pro sponsored by the Road Runners Club of America (RRCA) in Arlington, VA.

Chris attended the University of Notre Dame in South Bend, Indiana and the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Massachusetts. He received his law degree from Michigan State University College of Law. Chris can be reached at [email protected], by mobile 313-492-5861, and has social media accounts on Facebook christopher.mengel.33 and Meta’s Threads and Instagram at cmengel123.

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