Dathan Ritzenhein looks to continue breaking barriers and personal bests Sunday in the World Half Marathon Championships in Birmingham, England. After personal bests in the 5,000 meters and 10,000 on the track this summer, the indications are he could run another personal best at 13.1 miles (1:01:25) or even become the second American to break an hour for the distance.

“I wouldn’t be surprised (If he broke an hour),” said Alberto Salazar, Ritzenhein’s coach since June.

Salazar’s opinion is based on more than Ritzenhein’s sixth-place finish in the 10,000 at the world championships in August in a personal-best 27:22.28 and his 5,000 in 12:56.27 that made him the second U.S.-born runner to break 13 minutes…..Read More

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