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Meet the 2023 SWM Athletes: Eric Holt

Eric Holt | Men’s Elite Mile

Social Media: Instagram | Strava | Twitter

Sponsor: Empire Elite
College: Binghamton University
Mile PR: 3:53.53

5 Things About Me: Eric Holt

  1. I broke four minutes in the mile for the first time when I was 24 and 3:55 when I was 27. I didn’t run fast until later in my career.
  2. I’m 6’1” and 175 pounds. So I’m built a bit different than most 1500 meter runners.
  3. I’m a coffee enthusiast and drink at least 2-3 cups a day. I love well-made coffee and will gladly pay for a delicious, overpriced cup.
  4. I majored in English at Binghamton University and worked as a mental-health worker in a psych ward for close to 4 years in Katonah, NY.
  5. I ran Sir Walter once in 2021 and I’m excited to do something special in my return this year! Super stoked to be back!

5 Fast Questions

  1. Do you have any superstitions/pre-race rituals? I always wear long black socks when racing!
  2. What’s your favorite sport (or athlete) to watch, besides running? Football—I hope the Jets pan out with Aaron Rodgers this year!
  3. What’s a show or movie you’ve seen lately that’s worth watching? Haven’t watched too many movies lately, but I hope to see Oppenheimer soon!
  4. What’s a song or podcast that’s currently on your playlist? Anything by Cheap Trick
  5. Do you have any connections to Raleigh or North Carolina? Home of the coolest guy I know—Craig Engels. He’s a huge inspiration to me!

Listen to Eric’s interview on the Summer of Miles podcast

Learn more about Eric at: VIS Experience | Run with the Pros

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