Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Olympic Hopeful: Dathan Ritzenhein


Today's Olympic Hopeful is 29-year-old, Michigan-born, University of Colorado-alum, Alberto Salazar-coached-in-Oregon, Dathan Ritzenhein.  Few.  I'll bet I couldn't load that sentence more if I tried.

Ritzenhein had some great competition in his years for he is the same age as super greats Alan Webb and Ryan Hall – I'd trade a load of cash to watch three race.  Ritzenhein was the Footlocker cross country champ in 1999 and 2000 (two years!) and is the current 5k American record holder of the 5k.  He married Kalin Toedebusch – also a University of Colorado distance runner – and have spawned two future runners of the girl and boy variety.

Dathan will be 2nd or 3rd.  I predict.  You can read his blog here.

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