Starting

Starting

"Starting can be the toughest and most rewarding thing you can do!!" (March 18, 2014)

Camel City Results

Camel City Results

Final Results from the Camel City Elite Mile (Feb. 1, 2014)

Camel City Elite Mile

Camel City Elite Mile

Hilton Garden Invitational, Winston-Salem, NC; Matt placed 2nd (Feb. 1, 2014)

Winter Training

Winter Training

How I Spent My Christmas Vacation: Altitude training in Colorado Springs - balancing full-time teaching and full-time running (Jan. 4, 2014)

Winter Training

Winter Training

"Today I was blessed with the opportunity to get better here." Winter altitude training in Colorado (Dec. 26, 2013)

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas from Colorado Springs, Colorado! Running is one of the greatest gifts I have ever been able to receive & use. However, it fails in comparison to the gift of salvation and the opportunity to have a relationship with my Savior--JESUS! He has given me so many blessings to help me maximize that gift--my family, friends, coaches & fans. I love you all very, very much. (Dec. 25, 2013)

Getting Better

Getting Better

Getting better every day at altitude training in Colorado Springs, CO (Dec. 22, 2013)

Coastal Carolina University Banquet

Coastal Carolina University Banquet

Coastal Carolina Univesity's Track & Field Banquet; Matt was the guest speaker (Dec. 8, 2013)

Main Street Crit

Main Street Crit

Main Street Crit 8k Road Race, Columbia, SC - Matt clocked a PR 23:40 as he placed 4th (Nov. 23, 2013)

Main Street Crit

Main Street Crit

Matt moves up in the pack during the Main Street Crit 8k Road Race, Columbia, SC (Nov. 23, 2013)

Main Street Crit

Main Street Crit

Main Street Crit 8k Road Race, Columbia, SC - Matt clocked a PR 23:40 as he placed 4th (Nov. 23, 2013)

Main Street Crit

Main Street Crit

Main Street Crit 8k Road Race, Columbia, SC (Nov. 23, 2013)

Runner Academy Podcast

Runner Academy Podcast

Matt's mugshot for his podcast with Runner Academy. Click the picture to link to the audio. (Oct. 15, 2013)

Recovery

Recovery

"Everybody needs their beauty sleep." (Oct. 11, 2013)

Run for Sight

Run for Sight

(Sept. 28, 2013)

5th Ave Mile Results

5th Ave Mile Results

Final standings for the 5th Ave Mile in NYC (Sept. 22, 2013)

Looking to the Future

Looking to the Future

Matt takes a moment to encourage a future elite runner. Fifth Ave Mile, New York City (Sept. 22, 2013)

5-Points Finish Line

5-Points Finish Line

Matt finished 3rd (and was the top non-Kenyan finisher) out of a field of 227 in the 5-Points Five Miler (Sept. 2, 2013)

Straight Talk

Straight Talk

Matt was interviewed, along with Dr. Hugh Wilson, on Tuesday's edition of Straight Talk, a local radio show hosted by Charlie Ruffalo on station WRHI. (Click picture to link to podcast.) (Sept. 3, 2013)

5-Points Five Miler

5-Points Five Miler

It's Labor Day in 5-Points...it must be a road race. (Sept. 2, 2013)

Paradise

Paradise

"Just another day in paradise." (Photos: Gabe Holguin) (Aug. 24, 2013)

First Day

First Day

"The first day of school can sometimes make you feel like this, but I LOVE MY JOB!" (Aug. 21, 2013)

Bad Weather

Bad Weather

"There's no such thing as bad weather--just soft people." (Aug. 17, 2013)

SI Faces

SI Faces

Sports Illustrated featured Matt in their "Faces in the Crowd" column. (Aug. 5, 2013)

Classroom

Classroom

Returning to the other life - a classroom waits to be filled with students to be taught and inspired (Aug. 4, 2013)

Right Direction

Right Direction

"I hope that everyone who works out today takes a step in the right direction." Training in Rock Hill, SC. (Aug. 3, 2013)

Ice Bath

Ice Bath

"I never thought I would've missed this part of my training so much! First ice bath in a month!" (Aug. 1, 2013)

Nightcap

Nightcap

"Because winning a race isn't enough, @MattElliott1500 had to run some fast 200s to cap off the night." (Photo: Stephanie Marie @steph_steeples) (July 24, 2013)

Friendly Foes

Friendly Foes

Competitors on the track...friends at the table. Matt enjoying some sushi in Leuven with (L-R) Will Leer, Aisha Praught, Kim Conley, Stephanie Jefferson, Matt, Hassan Mead & Jordan McNamara. (Photo: Stephen Hass & Total Sports US) (July 21, 2013)

Pre-meet Workout (Video)

Pre-meet Workout (Video)

Flotrack's video covering Matt's pre-meet workout (and finding out what's on his playlist). Click the photo to go to the video. (July 18, 2013)

Hotel Villa Luisa

Hotel Villa Luisa

(July 16, 2013)

Heusden

Heusden

Matt in Heusden (Photo: Aric van Halen) (July 13, 2013)

Heusden

Heusden

(July 13, 2013)

Heusden Finish

Heusden Finish

Thanks to Flotrack for this - Matt crossing the finish line in 1st place in his race - in a time of 3:37.07! That's **4** seconds off his PR. As Flotrack said when they captioned this on Twitter, "This guy NEVER GIVES UP!" - KBC Night of Athletics, Heusden, Germany (Click the picture for video of the race.) (July 13, 2013)

Heusden Interview with Flotrack

Heusden Interview with Flotrack

From Flotrack.org: After the viral video interview with Elliott when he got 4th at USAs we caught up with him again right after he ran a PR by 3.5 seconds (3:37.07) in Heusden. This interview gives you much more insight into who Elliott actually is, what motivates him, and how he maintains being a teacher and a professional runner. (Note: Photo is from USATF Nationals) (July 13, 2013)

Heusden

Heusden

(July 13, 2913)

Heusden - Starting Line

Heusden - Starting Line

Thank you Flotrack (July 13, 2013)

Heusen Pre-Race

Heusen Pre-Race

(Photo: Stephen Haas/Total Sports) (July 13, 2013)

Heusden Interview

Heusden Interview

From Flotrack: After the viral video interview with Elliott when he got 4th at USAs we caught up with him again right after he ran a PR by 3.5 seconds (3:37.07) in Heusden. This interview gives you much more insight into who Elliott actually is, what motivates him, and how he maintains being a teacher and a professional runner. (Click photo to go to video.) (July 13, 2013)

Leuven, Belgium

Leuven, Belgium

"Leuven, Belgium, is the place to be. Europe has been very good to me this far." (July 11, 2013)

Last Run

Last Run

Last practice in Colorado before heading to Europe. (July 10, 2013)

Pure Cadence 2

Pure Cadence 2

My favorite shoe on the planet - the Brooks Pure Cadence 2. Do yourself a favor a get a pair! (July 5, 2013)

Happy Birthday, America

Happy Birthday, America

Celebrating the nation's birthday at altitude training, Colorado Springs, CO (July 4, 2013)

Skype Interview (video)

Skype Interview (video)

SCrunners.com did a Skype interview with Matt, discussing his training, his plans for Europe, life in general, and how he makes it all work together. (Click photo to go to interview.) (July 3, 2013)

Early Training Partner

Early Training Partner

Me and my bro running at Bass Lake in Boone, NC, a few years back. (Posted July 2, 2013)

OTC

OTC

Blessed to get a lift in at the Olympic Training Center this afternoon. Thank you, Coach Simmons, for making that happen and Coach Greg for the lift that always fuels my fire. (June 27, 2013)

Flotrack's Best Interview of 2013

Flotrack's Best Interview of 2013

Flotrack caught up with Matt right after his 4th place finish at USATF Nationals and walked away with 55 seconds of pure gold. (Click photo to link to video.) (June 22, 2013)

It's Official

It's Official

The official results - 4th place, a chance to race for time and be the team's official alternate, and suddenly people were saying, "Who's this Elliott guy?" (June 22, 2013)

USAs Finish Line

USAs Finish Line

The finish line of the Men's 1500m race at the USAs. (June 22, 2013)

USATF National Championships 2013

USATF National Championships 2013

Matt working his was up to a 4th place finish. (June 22, 2013)

USA Prelims

USA Prelims

Matt getting the job done in his preliminary heat at the USAs in Des Moines. (June 20, 2013)

USA Prelims

USA Prelims

Matt showing off fine form (an a bit of a tan line) during his preliminary heat at the USA. (June 20, 2013)

American Milers Club Series '13

American Milers Club Series '13

Final standings for Matt's heat, American Milers Club Series, Indianapolis, IN (Photo: Jenni Bohn) (June 15, 2013)

American Milers Club - Indianapolis

American Milers Club - Indianapolis

Pre-race warm-up jog in Indy. (Photo: Jenni Bohn) (June 15, 2013)

Warm-up Run

Warm-up Run

Warming up before the American Miler Series in Indianapolis. (Photo: Jenni Bohn) (June 15, 2013)

American Milers Club - Indianapolis

American Milers Club - Indianapolis

Pre-race warm-up jog in Indy. (Photo: Jenni Bohn) (June 15, 2013)

American Milers Club- Indianapolis

American Milers Club- Indianapolis

Part of the fun of racing is forming friendships with your competitors that you meet from city to city. (Photo: Jenni Bohn) (June 12, 2013)

Music City Distance Festival '13

Music City Distance Festival '13

Matt won his race with a time of 3:57.16 - showing signs of the incredible outdoor season that was just starting. (June 1, 2013)

Pre-Race Chillin'

Pre-Race Chillin'

Before the Gladstein Invitational in Bloomington, IN (Jan. 18, 2013)

Back on Home Turf

Back on Home Turf

While living in Indiana, Matt made a trip home to visit and work out in some familiar surroundings. (June 26, 2012)

Run for Attention '11

Run for Attention '11

Matt & Race Director Maria Eby following the 2nd Annual Run for Attention, benefitting the Children's Attention Home & CAH Charter School (now The Palmetto School) where Matt teaches. (Oct. 8, 2011)

Final Strides of 2011 Outdoor Season

Final Strides of 2011 Outdoor Season

Final strides of the 2011 season being run at the Falmouth Mile. Click photo to see video of the race itself, courtesy of Flotrack. (Aug. 14, 2011)

First Sub-4

First Sub-4

Matt's first sub-4 mile, winning the race at the Music City Distance Carnival in Nashville, TN (June 7, 2011)

Throwback Thursday

Throwback Thursday

Running Times featured Matt in their TBT segment with a short interview about his running days in high school. Click the picture to go to the article. (Posted Oct. 17, 2013)

Running with Dad

Running with Dad

Matt's first run, out with this dad (Posted July 24, 2013)