Sara Hall Running Wine Country Half

Sara Hall will be running her first competitive half marathon in two weeks. Photo:

She’s a three-time Olympic Trials finalist and will debut in the half marathon there.

Running USA is reporting that last year’s U.S. Cross-Country Champion, Sara Bei Hall, will be competing in the forthcoming Healdsburg Wine Country Half Marathon on Oct. 26 in California.

Hall is a native of Santa Rosa, Calif. and ran for Montgomery High School, winning four state cross country titles, three state track titles (1600m and 3200m) and the Footlocker National High School Cross Country Championships in 2000.

She is a seven-time All-American from Stanford, finishing runner-up in the 5,000 and indoor 3,000 meters and 3rd in the 2003 Women’s Cross Country Championships. Sara is a three-time Olympic Trials Finalist, a Pan American Games Gold Medalist, and the 2012 US National Cross Country Champion.

Sara’s husband, U.S. Olympian Ryan Hall, will be the guest speaker at the race dinner on Friday, October 25 at Trione Winery in Geyserville.  Ryan is competing as one of the favorites in the ING New York City Marathon on Sunday, November 3.  Ryan hold’s the Men’s U.S. record in the half marathon at 59:43 (Houston 2007).  He finished 10th in the marathon at the 2008 Beijing Olympics and has a 3rd and two 4th place finishes in the Boston Marathon, including a 2:04:58 time in 2011, the fastest recorded marathon by an American, although not considered a record due to being wind-aided.

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