Residence: Flagstaff, AZ
Hometown: Big Bear, CA
Age on race day: 29

Best Qualifying Performance: 2:04:58, Boston, 2011
PRs: Half Marathon, 59:43 (2007, U.S. Record); Marathon, 2:04:58 (2011)
Olympic Trials Marathon History: 1st – 2008 (2:09:02), event record

Career Highlights:

2008 Olympic Trials – Men’s Marathon Champion
10th – 2008 Olympic Marathon (2:12:33)
2007 USA Half Marathon Champion
2006 USA Cross Country and 20K Champion
2010 USA 7 Mile Champion
U.S. Record, half-marathon (59:43)
Fastest marathon ever run by an American (4th, Boston 2011, 2:04:58)

Additional Highlights:


2nd – USA Half Marathon Championships (Houston Aramco, 1:02:20)
5th – Bank of America Chicago Marathon (2:08:04)


4th – Boston Marathon (2:08:41)


2nd – USA Men’s Marathon Championships (ING New York City Marathon), 4th overall (2:10:36)
3rd – Boston Marathon (2:09:40)

Of Note:

Hall’s time of 2:09:02 in winning the 2008 Trials set an event record … His 2:04:58 at Boston 2011 does not count as a U.S. Record because of the point-to-point and net-downhill nature of the historic course … 2:08:24 in the 2007 Flora London Marathon was the fastest-ever debut marathon for an American man by 1:16 … Owns the three fastest marathon qualifying times for these Trials … Has been self-coached since the autumn of 2010 … Married Stanford University girlfriend Sara (Bei) Hall, a national class runner and 2011 Pan Am Games steeplechase gold medalist; the Halls are active with charitable groups such as The Hall Steps Foundation and Team World Vision.

Twitter: @RyanHall3