Last year running pros Chris Solinsky and Simon Bairu gave Eric a lot of support while he was fighting his second bout with AML. And today Chris qualified for the 5,000m finals on Sunday August 23rd at the IAAF World Championships in Berlin. The prelims had a very strong field of elites including Kenenisa Bekele who holds the world record of 12:37.35. Bekele finished with the fastest time of 13:19.77 followed by Matt Tegenkamp (also went to Wisconsin) with a 13:19.87. Solinsky was the only other American to qualify with a time of 13:20.64. We wish him the best of luck on Sunday! Click here to see a pic of Eric with Chris last summer.
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August 15, 2009 - Today Milwaukee Brewers Legend Larry Hisle made the drive up all the way up to Two Rivers to see Eric! He didn't come alone though, he brought with him a Prince Fielder game used bat, a jersey, and a baseball signed by Paul Molitor to Eric. Larry has been to to the hospital to see Eric countless times, and is one of the most kind and caring individuals that there ever was. Larry spends much of his time as a mentor for youth in the Milwaukee area, and has become a hero to many people. Read more