Hall Goes Italian

Big Bear Lake, CA, December 30, 2012 - America’s fastest marathoner began running while at Big Bear High School and went on to place tenth at the 2008 Olympics. Now after years of exploring different training strategies, 30-year-old Ryan Hall has chosen a new mentor in Italian coach Renato Canova. Canova is one of the most successful coaches in … [Read more...]

For Ryan Hall “It just wasn’t in the cards

Ryan Hall and teammate Abdi Abdirahman drop out of Olympic Marathon around mile 11 and within minutres of each other. Hall described his race in an interview with NBC. “Just had some hamstring tightness going into the race and it was something that was getting progressively worse as I was going, and I start to feel my stride start to alter. … [Read more...]

Ryan Hall Takes 2nd Place In Olympic Trials


Ryan Hall will be returning to the Olympic arena in 2012 after he placed 2nd in the Olympic Trials this past weekend.  Hall will join 1st place finisher Meb Keflezighi, and 3rd place finisher Abdi Abdirahman as the three men who will represent the US.  Representing the ladies will be Shalane Flanagan, Desiree Davila, and Kara Goucher. … [Read more...]

Ryan Hall Places 4th in Boston Marathon & Breaks US Record


Big Bear, Ca, April 18, 2011, 11:15am - Ryan Hall has made US history again coming in 4th place today at the Boston Marathon with the time of 2:04:58. Hall breaks his own Boston Marathon records with his time today, and he also breaks the overall American record. In 2009 Hall finished with a time of 2:09: 40, and in 2010 with a time of 2:08:41. … [Read more...]

Olympic Marathoner Ryan Hall Training in Big Bear

Olympic Marathoner Ryan Hall Training in Big Bear

Olympic marathon runner and Big Bear native, Ryan Hall was seen on a run in town today, accompanied by his father Mickey  Hall (on the bicycle)  According to Ryan's page on Facebook, he's currently training for the Boston Marathon, set for Monday, April 18, 2011. … [Read more...]

Big Bear Valley Trails Foundation Expanding Their Reach to Include Paths for Cross-Country Skiing, Hiking, Biking, Running, Cycling and Horseback Riding

When the snow melts, outdoor enthusiasts will again be able to enjoy the 30 miles of bike routes throughout the Big Bear Valley, though, through the efforts of the Big Bear Valley Trails Foundation, the hope is to have paths available for non-motorized travel year-round by incorporating routes not just for cycling, but cross-county skiing, hiking, … [Read more...]

City Council Moves Foward With The Crossings, Establishes Day for Native Americans; Lighthouse Project Steps Down from Marathon Event

James Ramos at a City Council Meeting in 2009

The Big Bear Lake City Council meeting began with two presentations, the first of which was a proclamation, designating this Friday, November 27 as National Native American Heritage Day. The City of Big Bear Lake has adopted this special day, as signed into law by President Obama on June 26, in honor of the Yuhaviatam people (now known as the San … [Read more...]

Hall Finishes 4th in New York City Marathon

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, … [Read more...]

Run, Ryan, Run! Hall to Compete in Sunday’s New York City Marathon

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 … [Read more...]

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

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 … [Read more...]