Dathan Ritzenhein has been on the American running scene since 1998, from high school, to college, to a long elite career. From the first time I saw him at FootLocker in 1999, at the Regional Championships, Dathan has given his all to see how fast he could run and how far he could go. In 2012, I followed him to Hengelo, to watch him try and make the A standard for the 10,000 meters. He would not be successful, but would run the needed A standard in the Olympic Trials 10,000m final.
Dathan Ritzenhein is preparing for the TCS New York City Marathon, which will be held on November 6, 2016.
Last weekend, September 11, Dathan battled Mo Farah over the 13.1 mile distance in Great North Run in Manchester/Gateshead, England. This interview was done through the assistance of Philippa Morrow at Great Run Company, and Dan Lilot, Dathan's manager. Special thanks to Dathan Ritzenhein for his time before his race. We look forward to seeing Dathan in the Big Apple.