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Olympic Marathon Trials Results: Locals Only!

January 15, 2012 By: John Blue Category: General Running News, Road Races

You are probably by now aware that the Olympic Marathon trials were held in Houston this past Saturday.

During your long run this morning, you may have asked your running buddies something like, “I wonder how that woman from our club did? I think her name is Susan. Or maybe it’s Suzanne. I’m not quite sure but, you know, she’s has kind of brown hair and is kind of skinny? You know who I’m talking about?”

No. I don’t know, but I did look through the results and tried to pick out as many locals as I could find and collected their results here.


Why is there Nothing but Criticism for America’s Top Marathoner?

October 14, 2011 By: John Blue Category: General Running News, Road Races

Lloyd Levine

By Lloyd Levine, Special to the SRN

Ryan Hall seemingly draws more criticism than praise with each successive marathon he completes.

At the press conference after the 2011 Chicago Marathon, Phillip Hersh of the Chicago Tribune touched a nerve by saying to Ryan Hall, “Just being the best in the U.S. doesn’t mean much anymore.”  It seems that Hersh was feeling a bit let down by Hall’s performance in the race.

While Hersh’s question was uncalled for and unwarranted, I can understand why he, perhaps, felt let down.  Ryan Hall teases us with his results, talent and reports of his training exploits. Based on all of that people expect him to win, or at least contend for a win every time he runs.

Hall is the most talented U.S. born marathon runner in decades (and to a degree, being U.S. born matters in this discussion as the running community seems desperate for a U.S. born runner who can compete with the Africans).


This Week in the Marathon

October 13, 2011 By: John Blue Category: General Running News, Road Races

We are in the heart of the fall marathon season and there are many stories to choose from! Here is a sample from around the world.


This past weekend was the Bank of America Chicago Marathon where Ryan Hall was due to a) win, b) set an American Record, and/or c) set a course record.

Unfortunately for Ryan Hall, there were some other fast guys out there on the course, too.  After hanging with the lead pack for 14 miles, Hall faded to 5th (no small thing there!) and Kenyan Moses Mosop was the one to (barely) set a new course record of 2:05:37.

Liliya Shobukhova of Russia was the women’s three-peat champion, with a smoking fast 2:18:20. This is the 4th fastest marathon time ever by a woman.


Ryan and Sara Hall Moving to Redding!

August 30, 2011 By: John Blue Category: General Running News

Ryan Hall should be running in Redding soon. (Photo courtesy of Wikipedia)

In case you haven’t heard, Ryan and Sara Hall are moving to Redding.

Expect a new course record at the NorCal 10.












Boston Warm-Up

April 17, 2011 By: John Blue Category: General Running News

The sun will come up tomorrow, and the village of Hopkinton‘s population will swell to triple its usual number, the streets of Boston will ring with the rubber tread of the shoes of tens of thousands of runner, and the women of Wellesley will be screaming their heads off and making even the most mediocre of runners feel like a rock star, if for only about 300 meters.

If you are there, well done. If not, chances are you’d like to be.

In either case, has an entertaining video of a Training Day With Ryan Hall. You can see what Ryan does for his final pre-Boston big workout.


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