TODAY CAME THE NEWS, Dathan Ritzenhein, “Ritz” to most, is retiring after 21 years of prominence in U.S. distance running. T&FN will be mining the archives today for memories to post.
In October 2012 after the Chicago Marathon, Sean Hartnett interviewed Ritzenhein, whose 2:07:47 PR for 9th in the race moved him to No. 3 on the U.S. all-time list. Galen Rupp is the only American to have run faster since. Click on the player below to view.