January 15, 2016
Last month, Ryan made his last appearance before his retirement at the Dallas Marathon, running a relay.
In Dallas, LetsRun.com’s Weldon Johnson (Wejo) talked to Ryan for 30 minutes about his career, his medical problems, and his new family, we have the video below.
It was very insightful. Although at the time, Ryan said he still contended to compete in February’s Olympic Marathon Trials, LRC’s Wejo said this week in a special Olympic Marathon Trials podcast, he didn’t expect Ryan to be on the starting line. Wejo did not expect Ryan two days later to announce his retirement.
Ryan said he would keep competing, “As long as my body allows me. I’m not going to be someone who hangs on. When I know my body has had enough then (I’ll retire). I’ll always run and always love the sport… but I’m not going to be someone you’ll see doing this at not a very high level.” (If you want to see only that part of the video it is here)
The video is in two parts: