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2008 U.S. Olympic Team Trials - Men's Marathon

November 3, 2007
New York City, N.Y.

Photo of top marathon finishers - © Photorun.net
Brian Sell, Ryan Hall, Dathan Ritzenhein

All the chatter about the resurgence of American distance running came to fruition in powerful fashion, with Ryan Hall leading Dathan Ritzenhein and Brian Sell onto the 2008 Olympic Team. Competing at the 2008 U.S. Olympic Team Trials - Men's Marathon in Central Park, Hall tamed what had been thought of as a slow and very difficult course, breaking the Olympic Trials record with his winning time of 2:09:02. Ritzenhein was second in a personal-best time of 2:11:06, with Sell third in 2:11:40.

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