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Ryan Hall: can a tall blonde surfer-guy runner win the Boston Marathon?

Posted Apr 16 2009 11:02pm

Hall When we checked this morning we found 132 news stories about American Marathon runner Ryan Hall getting ready to race the Boston Marathon in a few days.

Now there are 133 stories.

To say that Hall is in the media spot light would like saying that Lindsay Lohan has appeared on a few tabloid web sites recently.

Hall is the current great American hope for an elusive U.S. Boston Marathon podium and/or even a victory.

TimeOutChicago.com perhaps summoned it up best when they wrote:

"American running is getting some serious attention right now, thanks in no small part to Ryan Hall. Tall, blonde and with a surfer-guy inflection that belies his articulate, thoughtful and heartfelt reflections on life and running, Hall has attracted tons of media attention since he seared the competition with a sizzling 2:09:02 winning time at the U.S. Olympic Marathon Trials. (He was the fastest qualifier in American history.) The New Yorker and Runner’s World both ran a lengthy profiles on him before the Beijing Games."

So who is this Tall, blonde, surfer-guy runner?

Take a look at this video to get to know Hall and to see how he prepared for the upcoming Boston Marathon:

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