U.S. Olympic Marathon Trials: 12 Runners To Watch

Dathan Ritzenhein will be aiming to make his third Olympic team in Houston. Photo: PhotoRun.net

Ryan Hall

Hall dominated in winning the 2008 Olympic Marathon Trials and is the favorite heading into this year's race. Photo: PhotoRun.net

Hall made a statement at the last Olympic Marathon Trials in New York City, winning the race in a Trials-record 2:09:02, two minutes up on second-place finisher Dathan Ritzenhein. He went on to finish tenth at the Olympic Games in Beijing, and has placed in the top-5 at the last three Boston Marathons, highlighted by his 2:04:58, fourth-place finish last year. Hall finished fifth at the Chicago Marathon in October, running 2:08:04, giving him the two fastest qualifying times amongst the men’s Trials entrants.

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