Ghirmay Ghebreslassie won the NYC Marathon in 2:07:51, but what received almost as much attention as his dominance of the competition was his extreme youth. The Eritrean turns 21 today, which makes him the youngest man to ever win the NYC Marathon. Considering most top marathoners peak between 29 and 33, he is…
America's former top marathoner Ryan Hall announced today he has taken on legendary coach Jack Daniels as a coach. Former coach God was unavailable for comment.
Now that it's cool to care about the Boston Marathon again, Fittish would like to familiarize you with the runners at the front of the pack. This afternoon's elite: Ryan Hall.
"Sure, God made the universe," Jake Mooney noted in this space back before the Olympics started, "but can he coach an American marathoner to Olympic gold?"
March 29 was a busy day for Ryan Hall, the fastest American marathoner ever. He was 137 days and roughly 2,100 miles of road training away from representing the country in the London Olympics. He had to be up early for drug testing.