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Kyle Merber

Professional Runner

In the sport of running, time is the enemy and for that reason we must keep it close. Every day of training is dictated by the watch on my wrist and the feedback it provides me is the ultimate instrument to determine whether I am performing at my best. The advanced data and dependability of Polar gives me the greatest understanding of my body so that I can train my body to its fullest potential.


I grew up on Long Island where I was a 3x New York State Champion. From there I matriculated to Columbia University where I won 9 Ivy League titles. Now I reside in Hastings On Hudson, NY with my wife, Patricia and our zero kids.


Running (1500m, mile)


HOKA New Jersey-New York TC


November 19, 1990

Personal bests:

3:34.5min (1500m)

3:52.20min (1 mile)

Pre-race ritual:

I tie my shoe laces a thousand times before stepping on the line.

Proudest sporting moment:

Creating and competing in the Long Island Mile. This race combines everything I love about the sport and being able to share those things with my local running community is a special experience.


Career highlights


4x800 Indoor Relay

World Record



World Record, 1200m leg


Swarthmore College

American Collegiate Record 3:35.59

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