Hall Leaving Mahon, Mammoth Track Club

  • By Mario Fraioli
  • Published Oct. 21, 2010
  • Updated Oct. 22, 2010 at 3:17 PM UTC
Ryan Hall has reportedy left coach Terrence Mahon and the Mammoth Track Club. Photo:

Ryan Hall has reportedly left coach Terrence Mahon and the Mammoth Track Club. Photo:

His teammates confirm split, say he won’t relocate from Mammoth.

Written by: Mario Fraioli

Rumors are swirling that top American marathoner Ryan Hall, who pulled out of this year’s Bank of America Chicago Marathon after a disappointing 13th-place finish at the ING Rock ‘n’ Roll Philadelphia Half Marathon on September 19, has split from his longtime coach, Terrence Mahon and will no longer train with the Mammoth Track Club.

Hall, who is currently vacationing in Central America with his wife Sara, has not yet made any formal announcement regarding this decision. The couple’s names no longer appear on the Mammoth Track Club’s website, and Runner’s World’s Peter Vigneron reports that Mammoth Track Club members Anna Pierce and Josh Cox say Hall confirmed his decision with them via e-mail earlier this week. Pierce has said the Halls have no plans to relocate from their current home base of Mammoth Lakes, Calif., however the New York Times is reporting otherwise.

“A change of location may be good for his career,” Flynn is quoted as saying to the Times. “Sometimes runners need a little change in scenery. There’s not any ill-feeling with the club or the coach.”

Stay tuned for more from as this story develops.

For More: Running Times, Runner’s World, New York Times

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Mario Fraioli

Mario Fraioli

Mario Fraioli is a senior editor at Competitor magazine. A cross-country All-American at Stonehill College in 2003, he now coaches the Prado Women's Racing Team in San Diego and was the men's marathon coach for Costa Rica's 2012 Olympic team. His first book, The Official Rock 'n' Roll Guide To Marathon & Half-Marathon Training (VeloPress, 2013) is available in bookstores, running shops and online.

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