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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.


Ryan Hall is a legend in the world of running, and he’s truly earned that moniker throughout his career, as well as his time as an ASICS Elite Marathon Runner. Now, after an incalculable number of miles logged under his feet, he’s decided that it's time to hang up his professional running shoes, and focus on his new family, and new adventures.

Here at ASICS, we want to thank Ryan for sharing his amazing talent with us, and in this video, some of his contemporaries do as well. His wife Sara Hall, team mate Deena Kastor, colleague Meb Keflezighi, and more reflect on their memories with Ryan, and wish him well on his journey.

Ryan: you’ll always be a part of the ASICS family. Good luck in the days ahead!

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