Dathan Ritzenhein

QT: 2:16:19

Residence: Rockford, MI

Hometown: Rockford, MI

College: University of Colorado

Age on Race Day: 37

Affiliation: Hansons-Brooks Original Distance Project

Qualifying Race: Boston Marathon 2019

Marathon Best: 2:16:19

Social handles: Instagram & Twitter - @djritzenhein

Favorite post-race indulgence: Burger and beer

Favorite movie: Forrest Gump

Favorite road race: Boston Marathon

Of Note: 

  • 3-time Olympian: 10,000m in 2004 and 2012; marathon in 2008
  • 3-time USATF Cross Country Champion; former American Record-holder, 10,000m (12:56.27)
  • IAAF World Half Marathon bronze medalist, 2009
  • He and wife, Kalin, who ran in high school together, have two children: a 12-year-old daughter, Addison, and 9-year-old son, Jude
  • Has persevered through three surgeries and multiple other injuries in his 16-year career
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