On November 1st, Bear High School graduate Ryan Hall ran his second marathon since finishing 10th in the 2008 Olympics. The 27-year-old placed fourth overall in the New York City Marathon and 2nd on the U.S. team, finishing in 2 hours, 10 minutes, 36 seconds — just 81 seconds behind his winning teammate.
In an interview with Universal Sports, Hall said, “I was kind of going in and out of feeling good and not feeling good. I think I made some tactical mistakes just sitting too far back. I don’t tend to run well at the back of packs. I was trying to stay relaxed and trying to conserve as much energy as possible. I think I need to be up in the mix more.”