Kyle Merber Athlete bio

Kyle Merber USA

Kyle Merber has had three top-10 and four sub-four-minute finishes at the New Balance 5th Avenue Mile, placing eighth in 2014, ninth in 2015,10th in 2016 and 14th in 2017.The Columbia University graduate grabbed a top-10 finish at the 2012 NYRR Wanamaker Mile, where his time of 4:02.83 was good enough for 10th place. In 2016, he earned his beat ever finish in an NYRR race when he placed third in the Abbott Dash to the Finish Line 5K in a time of 14:30.

Merber participated in the first-ever Global Running Day on June 1, 2016. Young runners at the Global Running Day NYRR Mighty Milers Fun Run were greeted by Merber and other professional athletes at the finish line of Icahn Stadium, receiving medals and words of encouragement.

Merber, a native of Dix Hills, NY, began his collegiate career at Columbia University where he set both the Ivy League indoor mile record and the American Collegiate 1500m record.

After graduating from Columbia, Merber enrolled in a graduate program at the University of Texas at Austin, where he used his final year of collegiate eligibility. Following his graduation from UT, Merber joined the New Jersey-New York Track Club. In 2015, Merber and the Team USA Distance Medley Relay Team set the DMR World Record at the IAAF World Relays. Merber ran the 1200-meter leg.

  • Date of Birth Nov 19, 1990
  • Age 29
  • Gender Male
  • Country USA
  • Residence Huntington Station, NY, USA


Career Highlights

Year Event Time PLACE
2016 U.S. Olympic Trials 1500m 3:40.27 9th
 2015  IAAF World Relays Distance Medley Relay  9:15.50  1st
 2015  USA Indoor Track & Field Championships 1000m 2:19.02 2nd


Year Event Place Time
2017 2017 New Balance 5th Avenue Mile 14 0:03:55
2016 2016 Abbott Dash to the Finish Line 5K 3 0:14:30
2016 New Balance 5th Avenue Mile 10 0:03:56
2015 2015 Fifth Avenue Mile 9 0:03:58
2014 2014 Dash to the Finish 5K 24 0:15:21
2014 2014 Fifth Avenue Mile Professional Men 8 0:03:54

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