ERIC AVILA October 03,1989 ashland,oregon


Eric Avila was born and raised in Chula Vista, California. After attending Northern Arizona University, he transferred to Southern Oregon University to pursue a degree in Political Science and compete in Track and Field. After becoming a 6x Collegiate All-American and a 4x National Champion, he turned professional and has represented HOKA ONE ONE since 2014. He currently resides and trains in Ashland, Oregon.


Why do you choose HOKA?

I was really captured by the direction HOKA ONE ONE was taking in the sport of running. They are taking risks right now to become a real player in the running world (from a common jogger to the elite level). I was also very drawn to the idea of a shoe that will prolong my career and keep me healthy for years to come!

What is your favorite HOKA ONE ONE shoe and why?

Racing - The Huaka is a perfect for those long tempos or road races. They are the type of shoe that just feels better the longer you run!

Training - It's a close between the Conquest 2 and the Clifton! Both shoes are super comfortable and allow me to get up on my toes a bit whenever I want to pick up speed, which is essential for a miler.

Fun Facts

  • Eagle Scout
  • Consumes a Cup of black tea every night before bed
  • Holds Duel Citizenship with the United States and United Kingdom
  • Beer Mile pr 5:29

Career Highlights

  • 2007 3200m California State Champ
  • 2013 NAIA Runner up 1500m
  • 2013 NAIA XC Champion
  • 2014 NAIA 1500 Champion
  • 2014 USATF 1500m Finalist
  • 2014 Cascade Conference All-Sports Athlete of the Year

Personal Records

  • 800 – 1:48.82
  • 1500m – 3:41.2
  • Mile – 3:56.89
  • 3000m – 7:54.47
  • 5000m – 13:43.05