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Bliz Eyewear to Partner with Athletes of Elite Runner Management

September 23, 2020

Investment focuses on distance runners

MADISON (WI)– Bliz Eyewear, Scandinavia’s #1 eyewear brand, announced today that it will be the exclusive eyeglass provider to the professional athletes of Elite Runner Management (ERM), a Michigan based sports agency headed by Chris Mengel. The announcement was made by Andy Gerlach, director of Bliz America.

“Bliz is extremely pleased that the runners of ERM, including Carlos TrujilloTim Young, Weldon Kirui, Zach Hine, Rachel Walny, and Patrick Rizzo have chosen Bliz to help them pursue their racing dreams,” said Gerlach. “Sports glasses, often overlooked by runners, allow runners to reach personal bests and set records by ensuring that they properly see the road, track, or trail in all sorts of weather conditions while remaining relaxed, protecting their vision, and ultimately, improving their performance. We look forward to partnering with Chris and his exceptional athletes in achieving their continued success.”

Given the current pandemic, it is gratifying to see a company with an international reputation like Bliz willing to invest in ERM runners, Mengel said. “With the margins at the professional level being so small, wearing the proper sports glasses in training and racing can make the difference between success and failure,” he said. “We look forward to partnering with Bliz and appreciate the opportunity to represent the brand.”

Bliz focuses on several endurance sports, including cycling, cross-country skiing and running. Bliz athletes won 28 medals at the last Olympic Games.

photo: Elite Runner Management athlete Carlos Trujillo wearing Bliz eyewear when representing the USA at the World Marathon Championships in Russia.

About Bliz:

Bliz, from Gothenburg, Sweden, is Scandinavia’s #1 eyewear brand. Bliz has a focus in several endurance sports, including cycling, cross-country skiing and running. Bliz is a proud sponsor of U.S. Cross Country Ski Team. Bliz delivers World Cup Winning Technology at Weekend Warrior Pricing. Bliz in America is distributed by EnjoyWinter/EnjoySummer.com For more information see www.Bliz.com & www.EnjoySummer.com

For questions, interviews or further information, contact:

Andy Gerlach, director of Bliz America
406-585-2660
[email protected]

About Elite Runner Management:

 Elite Runner Management LLC (ERM) is a sports agency representing professional athletes and distance runners in the planning, arranging, and negotiating of their competition schedules and sponsorships. ERM is led by Chris Mengel. A licensed attorney with over 35 years of legal experience, Mengel is an Athlete Representative (sports agent) authorized by the World Athletics in Monaco and USA Track & Field.

For questions, interviews or further information, contact:

Chris Mengel, Elite Runner Management
313-492-5861
[email protected]