Avocado's Number wrote:I've been a Ritz fan since he was in high school, and his xc performance this weekend was encouraging, but honestly, a 59:43 half-marathon is in a different league.
Flagpole Willy wrote:
Ryan Hall has shown by this performance that he is clearly in the same league with Dathan Ritzenhein in all distances, and quite frankly any other American. This was such a superior performance that maybe even in CC he has a real shot at beating a healthy Ritzenhein.
True. This is why I say he has a real shot at beating a HEALTHY Ritzenhein. As stellar as this performance of Hall's was, Ritz is still a GREAT CC runner, and even if Hall ends u being overall a better runner, Ritz may still compete with him at CC.
I don't think that Ritz is done progressing though. He'll probably use this race of Hall's as motivation. Looks like Webb, Ritz, Tegenkamp and Hall are all continuing to progress. Tegenkamp and Hall have progressed leaps and bounds the last year though. Hopefully Ritz will do the same in the near future.