Tag: Ryan Hall

1st Annual “Conquer the Wall” Running Event at Snow Summit

Big Bear, CA – The first annual ‘Ryan Hall’s Conquer the Wall’ endurance running event will be held at Snow Summit on July 30th at 9:00 a.m. hosted by the Big Bear High School Cross Country team. Participants of all ages are invited to test their endurance on the famous “Wall” climb that former Olympian runner Ryan Hall used to train on while growing up in Big Bear. The current high school cross country team in Big Bear still utilizes this course every summer for their training, hoping to reach the heights that Ryan Hall established. Three State Champions later….it...

Read More

Big Bear Olympian Ryan Hall Retires

Big Bear, CA, February 1st, 2016 – Some say life is a marathon, not a sprint… but even the marathon finally comes to an end. Olympian Ryan Hall has reached the end to a portion of his marathon journey, announcing his retirement from competitive racing. It was a journey that began in the San Bernardino mountains and led Hall to appearances on two Olympic games, traveling to four continents over an eight year career. The 33-year-old Hall established a reputation for an aggressive tempo, not the usual approach for an endurance runner. In announcing his professional retirement, Hall said;...

Read More

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 the world, with his athletes winning many medals in top international competitions (a recent example is Kenyan Moses Mosop who set world records last year). Aside from his reputation for winning, it was Canova’s faith-based approach to coaching that drew Ryan Hall, who shares strong Christian beliefs with his wife, runner Sara Hall. The couple has used their athletic achievements to help others through The Hall Steps...

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. From the beginning, it didn’t feel fluid, I was trying to work through it the best I could, but it got to a point to where it wasn’t going to let me continue. It was the first I’ve ever DNF’d in my life, so you know, it’s a real bummer. I’m kind of in shock right now. It hasn’t really hit me, what just happened. One of those things where it’s going to take some time to get through. You gotta have big perspective, I guess, and know what your body can handle and what it can’t and today it just wasn’t in the cards” Ryan Hall owns the fastest marathon time ever for an American marathon runner and is a Big Bear High School Graduate. He has been credited with kick starting a high altitude training movement in Big Bear...

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...

Read More

The Local Buzz