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Ryan Hall Biography

Career Highlights

  • 2012 - 2nd Place. 2012 Olympic Marathon Trials at Houston (2:09:30)
  • 2011 - 5th Place. 2011 Chicago Marathon (2:08:04)
  • 2011 - 4th Place. 2011 Boston Marathon (2:04:58)
  • 2011 - 2nd Place. 2011 USA Half Marathon Championship (1:02:20)
  • 2010 - 4th Place. 2010 Boston Marathon (2:08:40)
  • 2009 - 4th Place. 2009 ING NYC Marathon (2:10:36)
  • 2008 - 10th Place. 2008 Marathon - Summer Olympics (2:12:33) in Beijing, China
  • 2007 - 1st Place, 2008 U.S. Olympic Team Trials Marathon (2:09:02) in New York City, United States
  • 2007 - U.S. Half Marathon Record Holder (59:43). Aramco Houston Half Marathon in Houston, Texas
  • 2006 - U.S. 20K Record Holder (57:54). Inaugural IAAF World Road Running Championships in Debrecen, Hungary
  • 2006 - U.S. Half Marathon Champion
  • 2006 - 1st place at the USA Cross Country Championships (12K)
  • 2005 - NCAA Men's Outdoor Track and Field Championship 5000m

Personal Bests:

  • Marathon - 2:04:58
  • Half Marathon - 59:43 (AR)
  • 20km - 57:54 (NR)
  • 10,000m - 28:07.93
  • 5,000m - 13:16.0


How did you start in your sport?
When I was 13 years old running around the lake in my hometown, Big Bear Lake, CA

What does a typical training day look like?
I train every morning and then do gym work in the afternoon. I typically run between 8-25 miles a day. Running is a lifestyle so all parts of my day are runner-friendly clean living.

What keeps you passionate about your sport?
I love the body that God created and I love to see the potential it holds. I still believe I am far from realizing my potential for the marathon but I intend to find out.

What continues to drive you forward?

What made you realize you had made it?
I think when I ran under an hour for the half marathon I realized I had found my niche. It took years to figure out where my true potential was.

I love fishing, reading, cooking, playing with my dogs, watching movies, stand up paddleboarding, and drinking high quality coffee.

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