Ryan Hall Smashes the American Record at the Aramco Houston Half Marathon
January 14, 2007: Ryan Hall ran 59:43 for the half-marathon, an American and North American record, and one of the best performances ever by an American at any distance. Running in the US Half Marathon Championships at the Aramco Houston Half Marathon, Hall shattered the long standing American record (1985) in the Half-Marathon of 1:00:55 set by Mark Curp in 1985 in Philadelphia.

Ryan Hall
Out for a Solo Run
Talk About Some High Res Photography
(Look at the Photo on the Right. If you want the full res original click here)
From the best we can tell looking at Ryan's left hand, he has these splits written down:
on the left: 13:45, 27:30, 41:15, 55:00
on the right 13:51, 27:42, 41:33, 55:24
(and then a final one on the right 55:51)
The splits on the left correspond to a 1:00:05 half and the ones on the right a 1:00:31 half if our calculator is right
Hugging his coach Terrence Mahon
Money Shot
40 seconds later (and 1 Minute Before Meb Finishes to Put His Run in Perspective) and Ryan is Still Celebrating
(We'd Be Celebrating 40 Years Later)
Ryan Hall and His Parents
Chevron Houston Director Brant Kotch, Ryan's Mom, Ryan, Ryan's dad, and USATF President Bill Roe

 All Photos from Victah Sailer of PhotoRun.Net

Thank you Victah for the Great Photos!

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