Big Bear High School graduate Ryan Hall will compete in his first marathon since the Olympics, in which he placed 10th, when he takes to the course in the 113th annual Boston Marathon, which gets underway on Monday, April 20. Hall, now 26, is among the elite athletes participating in the marathon, and has the fastest qualifying time at 2:06:17; the last time an American won the event was in 1983. Hall has been training for the Boston Marathon in Mammoth, where he and wife Sara live, and, he told the Runner’s Tribe, “Boston is the granddaddy of them all. To win Boston would be similar to winning the Olympics. It is a special title that no one can ever take from you. It is like saying you won the Tour de France or the World Series in baseball.” To view the Boston Marathon, in which Hall will compete in bib #2, you can log on to UniversalSports.com on Monday morning; coverage will begin at 6:30am Pacific time.
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