ryanhall-thumbThe 113th Boston Marathon is underway this morning, and Ryan Hall has been at the front of the pack for much of the 26.2 mile race, which got started at 7am Pacific time and is available for viewing at UniversalSports.com. (Just before 9am, Hall, in bib #2, is one of two runners second from the front in the men’s elite division run.)
Update: Hall takes third!
The top finishers are in in the 113th Boston Marathon, in which local Olympian Ryan Hall was running. Though Hall set the pace early in the 26.2 mile race—with commentators noting, “Ryan Hall has bolted straight to the front of the field”–he finished within a minute behind Ethiopian winner Deriba Merga to take third place overall. Merga took first with 2:08:42, Kenyan Daniel Rono placed second with 2:09:32, and Big Bear High School graduate Ryan Hall earned a spot on the podium with 2:09:40. American woman Kara Goucher from Oregon also placed third, behind runners from Kenya and Ethiopia. Per commentators at the Boston Marathon, referencing podium wins for Hall and Goucher, “This is a major step forward for the Americans. This is an achievement.” Hall’s wife Sara, also a runner, was there to greet him at the finish line of the Boston Marathon.