VJ Shoes USA is excited to announce our THIRD sponsored pro athlete! Check out Mikhail Gerylo AKA @mik_fitt !!
What I love about the VJ shoes:
-Full confidence running downhill and on single track trails
-Light weight but durable which has always been tough to find both in a race/training shoe
-Low drop and fit work for my running style
In his words:
"Growing up I played almost every sport including hockey, water polo, volleyball, snowboarding etc... Later playing higher levels of University Soccer and Provincial Team Handball. I tried a road half marathon and quickly realized I loved to race but didn't want to just be a pure runner. I have always been drawn to functional athletic training in the weight room and testing my fitness through any other outdoor activities. Soon after in 2014 I went and competed in a Spartan Beast (first OCR race ever). Somehow reaching the podium in this race I was encouraged by other athletes at the finish to do more and start training specifically for Obstacle Racing. I love how many different aspects of fitness and athleticism you need to work on for this sport. It's taken me so many amazing locations and meeting great people along the way. Racing continues to motivate me to be a better person away from running a business, coaching sports teams and being a full time High School Physical Education Teacher. "
Mikhail Is from one of the Coldest and flattest locations in Canada. Winnipeg, Manitoba.
Race accomplishments include:
2016/17/18 - Canadian Spartan Points series Champion
2016/17/18- Top Ten Spartan Ranking Worldwide
2018- Gold at OCR World Championships: Pro Team event
2018- 5th at Spartan North American Championships
2017- 5th at OCR World Championships 2017 Mens Pro Standard 15km
2015 -28 Elite Race Podiums Since 2015