American marathoner considering either Boston or London.
He was perhaps the most notable no-show at yesterday’s Bank of America Chicago Marathon, but top American marathoner Ryan Hall says he is taking some down time to regroup and get refocused before deciding on what major marathon he wants to tackle next. The leading candidates?
“Either Boston or London,” Hall told Joe Battaglia of Universal Sports over the weekend. “I love both of those races and have done both numerous times. Those are fun ones. I am actually more optimistic than ever having been through this and looking forward to learning from it and moving on.”
Hall, who ran 63:55 to finish a disappointing 13th at the ING Rock ‘n’ Roll Philadelphia Half Marathon on September 19, pulled out of Chicago just 12 days before the race, citing a recent lack of fitness. He finished fourth at April’s Boston Marathon, running 2:08:41, the fastest time ever run by an American at Boston. His personal best of 2:06:17 came at London in 2008.
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