Ryan Hall

JHS Cross Country Team Runs With Olympic Marathoner Ryan Hall

On Saturday 11/18 members of the Cross Country Team had the opportunity to run with and talk to Olympic marathoner Ryan Hall. A graduate of Standord University, Hall holds the American record in the half marathon (59:43), is the only American to run a sub-2:05 marathon and competed in the 2008 and 2012 Olympics.  After running side-by-side with Ryan for 3 miles in Valley Green our runners participated in a rotation of strength and cardio classes, lunch and a Q&A where the Olympian reflected on goal-setting, training, running, values, family, his foundation to support and empower those in the extreme poverty of Ethiopia and so much more!  So much was gained in the insightful and empowering day.  Our team was invited to participate in this amazing opportunity through the 2017 Wellness Fest at Balance Chestnut Hill. To see more about our day visit our Jenkintown XC on Facebook and Instagram.