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The Olympians: Ryan Hall

July 09, 2008
by Liz Colville
Ryan Hall is a record-setting young runner making his Olympic debut in the marathon this summer.

Watch Hall surge ahead to an American record in 2007’s Houston Half Marathon in this video from Flotrack. In it, his wife Sara Hall, also a Stanford alum, talks about the mile pace Ryan needs to get the American record: 4:37. Hall consistently ran 4:38 and sped through the final mile.

Watch highlights from the Olympic Trials in Central Park last November, where Ryan Hall started out with a leisurely 1:07 half-marathon and kicked to a first-place finish with an astounding second half of 1:02.


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