Ryan Hall Flagstaff AZ

In this premiere episode, we have Olympian Ryan Hall joining us to kick off Suite Run! 

We chat with Ryan all about the town of Flagstaff, AZ where he lives with his family full time. Ryan gives us the low down on where exactly to RUN, the best places to eat, things to do, where to stay, hidden gems that make Flagstaff really special and so much more. We feel super blessed to have Ryan on the show to kick things off - this is a must listen episode friends, don't miss it!

Ryan is a two time Olympian in the marathon (2008 Beijing, 2012 London) and the fastest American male to run the marathon in 2:04:58. Ryan also has the American record in the half marathon in a smoking fast time of 59:43. Ryan won the 2008 Olympic Marathon Trials and placed second at the 2012 Olympic Marathon Trials. He also had the honor of standing on the podium at the Boston Marathon in 3rd place in 2009. Ryan is the author of two books, "Running With Joy: My Daily Journey To The Marathon" and the latest "Run The Mile You're In: Finding God In Every Step." 

Ryan also has a documentary film about his life as a pro runner entitled, "The 41st Day" that takes the audience through his personal journey of the search for courage, faith, and overcoming the impossible.
In 2016, Ryan retired from professional running and turned to coaching and being a full time dad to his beautiful four daughters that he and his wife, professional runner Sara Hall, adopted from Ethiopia in 2015. Ryan is the co-founder of Run Free Training along with Jay Stephenson and they offer a holistic approach to training that places an emphasis on developing an inner fortitude that would serve runners well in both running and life.

Ryan coaches his wife Sara and they just had a huge fall season with Sara running a personal best in the half marathon (1:08:16) in early August and a blazing, epic, sprint to the finish 2nd place in the London Marathon in 2:22:01. Ryan and Sara are a wonderful Christian couple that give a lot of light to the world and founded the Hall Steps Foundation. Steps engages the running community in funding grants to care for the 4-5 million orphaned children and 60,000 children living on the streets in Ethiopia. Funds also aid orphan prevention through education, clean water, health clinics, and microlending throughout East Africa.

Check out Ryan's podcast, Run Free Podcast!

Places of interest that Ryan recommends in Flagstaff, AZ:

To Run:
1. Crimson Rd and Lake Mary Rd. (Great for workouts. Flat, fast, paved road. Mark out every 400 meters)

2. Urban Trail (Start this run at Fort Tuthill. Flat, easy run)

To Eat: 

 Pizzicletta (for food and gelato)

Diablo Burger

To do:
Grand Canyon National Park

Bryce Canyon National Park

Zion National Park


Antelope Canyon

Humphreys Peak 

Running store:

Run Flagstaff

Local Race:

4th of July downtown mile

To See:

Hike Aspen Corner to see beautiful fall foliage

Where to find Ryan:

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ryanhall3/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/ryanhall3

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ryanhall3/

You Tube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCJ-ue9QMc9mKdZ7LoL1_JLw

Run Free Training website: https://www.runfreetraining.com/

Run Free Podcast: https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9hbmNob3IuZm0vcy84YTIyY2IwL3BvZGNhc3QvcnNz

Facebook for Hall Steps Foundation: https://www.facebook.com/TheHallStepsFoundation/ 

The Hall Steps Foundation: https://www.thestepsfoundation.org/?fbclid=IwAR2KGpVFiuGvLie2jExpfNo6sZubugnkvV9XnP2nvEjjEU_gMBy8O5Oijs0

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Intro music: Pipes of a Stranger byEsencayEnis (c) copyright 2020 Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution (3.0) license. http://ccmixter.org/files/EsencayEnis/61926