Distance Runner Kevin Salvano signs agency contract with Elite Runner Management

February 22, 2023

Notre Dame alum recently finished 9th in Houston Marathon

GROSSE POINTE (MI) /ENDURANCE SPORTSWIRE/ – Kevin Salvano, a Notre Dame graduate and Olympic Trials qualifier in the marathon, has signed an agency contract with Elite Runner Management (ERM), the Michigan based sports agency headed by Chris Mengel.

“Kevin Salvano had a fabulous start to his pro career when he ran 2:16:39 to place ninth in last month’s highly competitive Chevron Houston Marathon. To run perfectly even splits [1:08:29 and 1:08:10] as a non-elite entry in a World Athletics’ gold label race is pretty impressive,” Mengel said. “It was both his marathon and road racing debut. I am very pleased that Kevin has chosen my agency to be a part of his professional journey. Houston is only the beginning.”

When asked about his new partnership with Elite Runner Management, Salvano said that “[i]n any relationship, trust is front and center and I feel that trust with Chris. I’m confident that Chris and ERM will give me the chance to compete in major races, to drop my marathon time, and to beat guys that are within my wheelhouse.”

After suffering an injury his freshman year and almost giving up the sport, Salvano recovered to have an outstanding collegiate career at Notre Dame. Among his college accomplishments, Salvano was a Great Lakes All-Region cross country selectee and captained the 2019 Fighting Irish team to a 2nd place finish at the ACC Championships and to 8th place at the NCAA D1 National Cross Country Championships. He has a personal best of 28:54 for 10,000 meters and earned All-ACC honors by finishing 4th at that distance at the ACC outdoor championships.

A 2016 graduate of Buffalo Grove High School, a northwest suburb of Chicago, Salvano was All-State for three years in cross country and the Illinois 3A individual state champion his senior year. He has a master’s degree in accounting from Notre Dame and is a licensed CPA working in finance for a firm in Chicago.

Salvano’s immediate plans include running Grandma’s Marathon in Duluth in June and then a Fall marathon, perhaps in his hometown of Chicago.

For questions, interviews or further information, contact:

Chris Mengel, Elite Runner Management at 313-492-5861 or