The interview is full of great stuff. I loved what Ritz had to say about why he hopped into the Crim road race.
"Matthew is someone I really was so excited to see win that race. I had a close bond with him when we trained together, almost like a younger/older brother relationship. He would drive me crazy, but he was always keeping training entertaining. He never ceases to amaze me at how well he races when it matters. Rio was one of the most exciting races I have seen."
"Crim was a bit of a last minute decision. I was planning to run a 10 mile tempo run that day. After finding out there was not going to be any professional field (at Crim), I felt it was important to go and give that race some professional presence still. Many people don't know, but that race was important to the "open" professionalism of road racing. It was the 40th anniversary of the race and it is an event that has meant a lot to Flint in tough times. It was important to give that iconic race something back, like it has done to running and the city. "