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Ryan Hall

Ryan Hall

Event: Marathon
Height: 5-10
Weight: 130
PR: 5,000m - 13:16.03 (2005); half-marathon - 59:43AR (2007); marathon - 2:04:58 (2011
Born: 10/14/1982
Current Residence: Flagstaff, Ariz.
Hometown: Big Bear, Calif.
High School: Big Bear (Calif.) H.S. '01
College: Stanford University '06
Coach: Renato Canova
Agent: Ray Flynn
Sponsor: Asics
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USA Championships
2008 Olympic Trials Marathon champion (2:09:02)
2007 USA Half Marathon champion (59:43)
2006 USA Cross Country champion – 12k (34:38)
2012 Olympic Team Trials Marathon runner-up (2:09:30)
 
Collegiate Championships
2005 NCAA 5,000m champion (13:22.32)
2003 NCAA Cross Country runner-up
 
Awards and Honors
American half marathon (59:43) and 20 km (57:54) record holder
Three-time NCAA Cross Country All-American
Stanford 5,000m record holder (13:22.32)
 
About Ryan
Ryan Hall, the American half marathon record holder, has become one of the premier faces in American distance running. He was forced to drop out of a race for the first time of his career in 2012 during the Olympic marathon due to a hamstring injury. He posted the second-fastest marathon time ever by an American of 2:06.17 with his fifth place finish at the 2008 London Marathon. Hall ran 2:08:24 in his debut marathon in 2007. It was the fastest ever debut marathon time by an American. He went from prodigy to American record holder in a span of a few years. He became the first American to break the one-hour barrier in the half marathon and broke Mark Curp’s record, which had stood for 21 years, by more than one minute. He ran the fastest time by an American at the 2006 World Cross Country Championships in Japan, placing 43rd. As a prep standout, Hall ran the third fastest high school time ever in the 1,500 meters of 3:42.70. The California state champion, Hall held the second fastest high school 1,600m time of 4:00.52 in the country. Wife Sara (Bei) Hall is also an elite distance runner, who won the 2011 Pan Am Games steeplechase. Hall placed in the top four at the Boston Marathon for three straight years from 2009 until 2011, which included his personal best 2:04:53 to place third in 2011. The Halls are active with charitable groups such as Team World Vision. They worked on a campaign in 2008 entitled, “More Precious than Gold,” that raised nearly a million dollars to help bring clean water wells and irrigation systems to poor communities in Zambia.
Results 
2013: 19th at Peachtree Road Race (29:16); 1st at San Jose Half Marathon (1:04:10); 2nd at Bay to Breakers (35:40)
2012: Did not finish Olympic marathon; 2nd at San Diego Half Harathon (1:05:39); Olympic Trials Marathon runner-up (2:09:30) 
2011: 2nd at USA Half Marathon Champs (1:02:20); 4th at Boston Marathon (2:04:53); Fifth at Chicago Marathon (2:08:04)
2010: 4th at Boston Marathon (2:08:41)
2009: 4th at New York City Marathon & 2nd at USA Men’s Championship (2:10:36); 3rd at Boston Marathon (2:09:40)
2008: 5th at London Marathon (2:06:17); Olympic Trials Marathon champion (2:09:02); 10th at Olympic Games marathon (2:12:33)
2007: 7th at London Marathon (2:08:24); 7th at USA Outdoor Championships 10,000m (28:51.77); 3rd at Stanford 10,000m (28:07.93); 1st at USA Half-Marathon Championships (59:43AR)
2006: USA Cross Country Champs long course champ (34:38); 3rd at USA Cross Country Champs 4 km (10:57); 43rd at World XC Champs (37:29); 8th at USA Outdoor Championships 5,000m (13:40.55); ran 20 km AR (57:54) in Debrecen, Hungary; 4th at adidas Classic (8:26.26); 10th at Heusden (13:38.89)
2005: 3rd at USA Outdoor Champs 5,000m (13:16.03); 16th at World Outdoor Championships 5,000m (13:59.86); 1st at NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships (13:22.32); 6th at Mt. SAC Relays 5,000 (13:31.58); 2nd at PAC 10 Championships 5,000m (13:37.45)
2004: 1st at the NCAA West Regional Cross Country Championships; 2nd at PAC 10 Cross Country Championships
2003: Runner-up finish led Stanford to team victory at the NCAA Cross Country Championships;  2nd at  NCAA West Cross Country Regional
2002: 37th at the NCAA Cross Country Championships; 1st at the Stanford Invitational 4,000 meter race (11:49) and the Notre Dame Invitational Blue race (8000 meters, 24:10); 8th at Pac-10 Cross Country Championships; 9th at the NCAA West Cross Country Regional
2001: 1st at the Murray Keating XC Invitational
2000: 3rd at Foot Locker XC
 
USA/World Rankings and Personal Bests
2013: Outdoor bests - half-marathon, 64:10 (No. 33 in the USA)
2012: Outdoor bests - marathon, 2:09:30 (No. 3 in the USA, ranked No. 2 in the USA by T&FN)
2011: Outdoor bests – half marathon, 1:02.20 (No. 5 in the USA); marathon, 2:08:04 (No. 1 in the USAby T&FN)
2010: Outdoor bests – marathon, 2:08:41 (No. 1 in the USA by T&FN);
2009: Outdoor bests – 10km, 43:26 (No. 1 in the USA); half marathon, 1:01:52 (No. 3 in the USA); marathon, 2:09:40 (No. 2 in the USA by T&FN)
2008: Outdoor bests – 30km, 1:28:38 (No. 1 in the USA, No. 9 in the world); marathon, 2:06:17 (No. 1 in the USA, No. 9 in the world)
2007: Outdoor bests – 10,000m, 28:07.93 (No. 12 in the USA, ranked No. 8 in the USA by T&FN); half marathon, 59:43 (No. 1 in the USA, No. 11 in the world); marathon, 2:08:24 (No. 1 in the USA by T&FN, No. 36 in the world)
2006: Outdoor bests – 10,000m, 13:28.89 (No. 8 in the USA); 15 km, 43:35 (No. 1 in the USA, No. 38 in the world); 20 km, 57:54 (No. 1 in the USA, No. 15 in the world)
2005: Outdoor bests – 5,000m, 13:16.03 (No. 7 in the USA, ranked No. 5 in the USA by T&FN)
2004: Outdoor bests – 5,000m, 13:45.0
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