Ryan Hall Takes First in Yesterday’s ING Philadelphia Distance Run

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Hall in the August 16 run in NYC

Ryan Hall took victory yesterday, outrunning 12,000 or more runners, including three Kenyans, to place first in the ING Philadelphia Distance Run. Big Bear High School Class of 2001 graduate Hall, who’d placed 10th in the Beijing Olympics, finished the September 20 race of 13.1 miles in a time of 1:01:52—and is the first American-born runner to win the Philadelphia race since 1986. Since completing the race yesterday, Hall posted the following on Twitter: “Great day in Philly! A big confidence booster for New York.” Hall plans to run the New York City Marathon on November 1; in August, he placed third in the New York City Half-Marathon. To view Ryan’s run in Philadelphia, visit this link to RunningCompetitor.

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