One of America’s fastest marathoners has performed very well there before.
According to an article posted on Letsrun.com last Sunday, American Olympian Dathan Ritzenhein will be running the Virgin London Marathon this April. The source of the announcement is Alberto Salazar, Ritzenhein’s coach, who talked to Letsrun while at the Bupa Great Edinburgh Cross-Country race.
London should be Ritzenhein’s last race before the 2012 Olympic Marathon Trials in Houston. His current marathon PR, 2:10:00, was set in London in 2009.
Lately Ritzenhein has experienced some setbacks. He finished eighth at the 2010 ING New York City Marathon and had been expected to run on the U.S. team at this weekend’s Edinburgh race, but pulled out due to an injury.
Salazar noted that the reason for Ritz’s lackluster performance in New York was his relatively low mileage base.
“He missed a lot of weeks of running … Three months of training, you’re not going to get a big base. That’s the key for us now - to keep him healthy so he gets that big base and doesn’t have four weeks at 50,” he said.
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