Sunday, January 14, 2007

David Monti's Race Results Weekly Recap

HOUSTON (14-Jan) -- Ryan Hall, the 24 year-old former Stanford star from Big Bear Lake, Calif., toppled one of the most time-honored records in all of U.S. road running today. Emerging from the foggy dawn here, he scooted away early from a strong field at the Aramco Houston Half-Marathon and blew away Mark Curp's 21 year-old U.S. half-marathon record by an astonishing 72 seconds. With his 59:43 clocking, Hall also surpassed German Silva's North American record of 1:00:28 set back in 1994, and became the fastest half-marathoner ever not born in Africa (on a well-measured course which was not excessively downhill).*

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