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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 races at the national and international level. In limiting its number of athletes, the agency can give each athlete it represents the opportunities he or she needs to pursue a successful and satisfying professional career. ERM’s goal is to empower its athletes to achieve their personal best not only on the racecourse but in their personal lives. To achieve this goal, ERM is intentionally selective about the athletes it recruits. Using its legal skills and experience, ERM can recruit athletes with diverse backgrounds who have roots from countries in East Africa, Central America, and the United States. 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.  The formula used by ERM to assist its athletes has a proven history of success. The athletes of ERM have won major races at multiple distances from 5K to the marathon and have competed in international competitions throughout the world including the Olympic Games.

Elite Runner Management is led by Christopher Mengel. Chris is a licensed attorney who has over 35 years of legal experience in negotiating contracts and representing clients. As an Athlete Representative, he is authorized as a professional sports agent 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 the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Massachusetts. As a practicing lawyer, Chris is an active member of the State Bar of Michigan. He received his law degree from Michigan State University College of Law. He can be reached at eliterunnermanagement@gmail.com, by mobile 313-492-5861, and can be found on social media at Twitter @cmengel123, Facebook christopher.mengel.33, or Instagram at cmengel123.

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