I have a love/hate relationship with Ryan Hall. I love him. And I hate him. He’s the Tim Tebow of distance running. Seems like a good guy. Acts like a good guy. I can’t really say anything bad about him. BUT…
With that being said, I’ve combined by love/hate for Ryan with a giveaway!
This Sunday is the L.A. Marathon (it’s going to be 91 degrees). It doubles as U.S. Marathon Championships. That means there is some serious $$$ on the line (the total prize purse is $260,000). Not only that, everyone and their brother/sister is shooting for an Olympic Trials qualifier… but this isn’t about them. It’s about Ryan Hall.
In 2011, Ryan ran 2:04:58 at the Boston Marathon (wind-aided). Ever since, his career has had a downward trajectory. However, in September, he picked up a new coach. Not just any coach. Jack Daniels. THE coach.
– Predict Ryan Hall‘s marathon time and leave it below in the comments.
(If you don’t think Ryan will finish, you can predict DNF, but if you predict DNF, do not put a time)
– Sara Hall will be making her marathon debut. Predict her time and put it next to Ryan’s time. This will only be used if there is a tie.
– Ryan: 2:09:59 Sara: 2:39:59 OR
– Ryan: DNF Sara: 2:41:59
***It does not matter if you go over – you simply want to be as close as possible***
(If both Ryan and Sara DNF, do twenty push-ups on your knuckles while cursing them under your breath)
– The three closest guesses will get a “Fuck This. I’m Going Running.” bumper sticker (as seen above).
Nothing to do on Sunday morning? Watch the L.A. Marathon here.