Kyle Merber

Birthday: November 19, 1990

College: Columbia University

Personal Bests: 800m-1:47.23, 1000m-2:19.92, 1500m-3:34.54, Mile-3:52.22, 3000m-7:49.39

Notable Accomplishments:

2016 Olympic Trials Finalist, 1500m (9th)

2015 DMR World Record and World Relays Champion

2015 US Outdoor Finalist, 1500m (6th)

American Collegiate Record Holder at 1500m (3:35.59)

0 x All-American

2012 Olympic Trials Qualifier, 1500m

Favorite Shoe: HOKA ONE ONE® Speed EVO

Why NJNYTC? I knew I have wanted to run for Gags since the beginning of college. I love New York and we have the best crew of milers in the country. Also, no one else wanted me.

Greatest Strength: I enjoy the whole process and do my best to make it fun. I like to think I have a good grasp of Gags’ training philosophy and therefore know how to distribute my efforts appropriately through one week or a whole season.

Greatest Weakness: Sometimes, when I should definitely just take the day off and recover, I don’t.

Favorite Gags Quote: “Merber, sorry to hear about your retirement. You had a great career, but you have a degree from Columbia so you’ll be fine. Please hand in your uniform at practice Monday.” – Voicemail following a 4:11 mile with a final 400 in 75

Role Model: The 7th grade version of myself

Hobbies: Books, Photography, Social Media, Travel, New York City History

Running Idiosyncrasy: I wear my watch with the face on the bottom of my wrist

One Run With Anyone: Hill repeats with Sisyphus