I am not sure why, but I am on a Ryan Hall love kick. Don't know. I always like it when one(an individual) has the confidence and gusto to go against the grain and try their own thing. Most people do not and conform to the norm.
All musing aside, Hall is the most talented marathoner ever produced by American running coaches and the system created here.
People poke some fun of him because of his religious committment, they ridicule him for breaking off from his coach. I think this is dumb. People who make fun of others for their decisions usually are envious or do it because they have no motive of their own.
In any case, Hall is running Boston on his own. Meb is not running and Hall is the lone American with any chance of winning.
He has no coach and big system behind him at his point.
He does however, have faith in himself and is going for it.
Go Ryan Hall.