Monday, August 18, 2008

Olympic Marathoner Ryan Hall Featured in "The New Yorker"


The description of that sign outside of a market in Big Bear Lake, CA - home of US Olympic Marathoner, Ryan Hall - is just one of the great observations in a typically lengthy New Yorker feature this week on Hall (story). The piece, in the August 11 & 18 issue, chronicles in detail the life and running of Hall from his early years to the present day. Most interesting is the review of his high school and college years where he, Alan Webb, and Dathan Ritzenhein took on the lackadaisical US distance running scene like the three musketeers. Also discussed at length is the quizzical hold that the Frank Shorter era still has on current runners and race times. If you've got 30 minutes, it's worth the time.

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