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Ryan Hall
Position: Marathon
  • Hall battled the warm temperatures to finish 10th in the men's marathon. Hall, who finished with a time of 2:12.33, could not hang with the scorching pace set by eventual winner, Samuel Kamau Wansiru of Kenya, who ran 2:06.32. Hall and fellow American, Dathan Ritzenheim, who finfished ninth, became the first American duo since 1976 to place in the top ten. In '76 it was Frank Shorter and Stanford grad Don Kardong who finished second and fourth.
  • Hall (2001-06) is competing in his first Olympics for the United States...He was the NCAA champion at 5,000 meters in 2005...He is second on the Stanford all-time 5,000 meter list with a time 13:16.03...He was a four-time All-American for the Cardinal...Hall qualified for the Olympics by winning the U.S. Olympic Marathon Trials in New York with a time of 2:09:02...Ran a personal best marathon of 2:06:17 at the 2008 London Marathon, which was the second fastest all-time by and American.