Olympian Ryan Hall Runs to Podium Finish in Yesterday’s NYC Half-Marathon

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Olympic marathon runner and 2001 Big Bear High School graduate Ryan Hall was among 10,000 runners in yesterday’s 13.1 mile New York City Half-Marathon, which was said to be the most competitive in the race’s four-year history. The ultimate winner in the professional men’s category was 2008 winner Tadese Tola of Ethiopia, though Hall, the … [Read more...]

Beat the Traffic, and Bike Big Bear; Cyclists Invited to Participate in September’s Run the Bear

As traffic may be busy (by Big Bear standards) this weekend, you may want to consider biking around town this weekend. In recent months, the Big Bear Valley Trails Coalition has been instrumental in establishing, now, over 30 miles of Class 3 bike routes throughout the Big Bear Valley. New color maps of Big Bear’s bike routes have also been made … [Read more...]

A Year Since Bike Trails Ribbon Cutting (and Snow), There Are Now 30 Miles of Bike Routes in Big Bear Valley (and No Snow Expected This Memorial Day Weekend)

Though the snow had melted by the Saturday morning ride, cyclists bundled up for the Bike Ride for Ryan on May 24, 2008. All 111 who rode logged their miles in support of local Olympian Ryan Hall as part of the Move A Million Miles for Ryan Hall campaign prior to his Olympic marathon debut. (He placed 10th! "Run Ryan Run.")

It was a year ago, on the eve of last Memorial Day weekend, that we received about an inch of snow in the Big Bear Valley, but the chilly temperatures didn’t discourage 111 cyclists, who participated in the Bike Ride for Ryan Hall that the Lighthouse Project and the Big Bear Valley Trails Coalition had planned to follow the official ribbon … [Read more...]

Olympian Ryan Hall Makes a Podium Finish in This Morning’s 113th Annual Boston Marathon

The 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 … [Read more...]

Run Ryan Run: Local Olympian Hall to Compete in 113th Boston Marathon on Monday Morning

Ryan Hall with KBHR's Rick Herrick at the Olympics in Beijing (and Hall's wife, Sara, at left). For detailed Olympics coverage from August 2008, you can visit KBHR's 2008 Archive, accessible from our home page under Big Bear News at top left.

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 … [Read more...]

Lighthouse Project Wins Statewide Honor for the 2008 Move a Million Miles for Ryan Hall Campaign; Big Bear Valley Recreation and Park District Makes Award Presentation on March 17

Though the Lighthouse Project, whose mission is to create a child-honoring community, has only been in existence for just over two years, they have already claimed a statewide honor—that of the Champion of the Community Award from the California Recreation and Park Society. The award, which was applied for by the Big Bear Valley Recreation and … [Read more...]

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