It’s important to note that even though he might not have the Olympic hardware, Merber holds the world record for the Distance Medley Relay after running the 1200m leg in 2:53.56. That record has remained untouched since 2015.
Of his impressive accomplishments, Merber quips, “I feel like I was a normal kid who just ended up being pretty good at running and got lucky at times.”
That’s one lucky 1200m leg.
He also boasts a one-mile PR of 3:52.22. One can only assume that these accomplishments are a cherry on top of the reasons why Merber has been able to retire with such a positive mindset.