World renowned runner and 2001 Big Bear High School graduate Ryan Hall is set to run in his second marathon since competing in the 2008 Beijing Olympics, in which he placed 10th overall. Twenty-seven-year-old Hall, who now trains in Mammoth, where he lives with wife Sara, will race in this Sunday’s New York City Marathon. In April, Hall participated in the 113th Boston Marathon and, though he led the race for a time, he ultimately placed third overall, following runners from Ethiopia and Kenya. Subsequent professional outings included two half-marathons: August’s New York City Half-Marathon, in which he placed third, and September’s Philadelphia Distance Run, which he won. In fact, Hall was the first American-born runner to win the Philadelphia race since 1986. The ING New York City Marathon on November 1 will air on the Universal Sports TV Network at 6am our time, as well as online at UniversalSports.com; NBC Sports will broadcast a two-hour highlights show of the marathon from 11am to 2pm our time, though the race also airs live on New York’s WNBC, with the race scheduled to begin at 9:40am Eastern time. Run, Ryan, run!
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