From its inception, the mission of Elite Runner Management LLC (ERM) has not only been to negotiate endorsements and shoe sponsorships, but to empower its athletes to achieve their personal best, both on the race course and in their personal lives. ERM is an intentionally small yet selective sports agency representing professional athletes who are hungry to succeed and are committed to the process it takes to get there. By deliberately limiting the number of athletes it chooses to represent, the agency is able to give to each athlete the personal attention he or she needs to pursue a successful and satisfying professional career. Athletes represented by ERM have a proven history of success. They have competed in the Olympic Games and world championships, winning major races at multiple distances from 5K to the marathon. Its athletes have achieved top results in events not only in the United States, but in international competitions throughout the world.
Elite Runner Management is led by Christopher Mengel. Chris is a licensed attorney with over 35 years of professional experience in negotiating contracts and representing clients. He is an Athlete Representative (certified sports agent) authorized by USA Track & Field and World Athletics in Monaco. He has published articles about the business of being a sports agent and is a guest speaker at the annual 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 College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Massachusetts. He is a member of the State Bar of Michigan and received his law degree from Michigan State University College of Law. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org, by phone 313-492-5861, and can be found on Twitter @cmengel123, Facebook christopher.mengel.33, or Instagram at cmengel123.