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Ryan Hall in Boston to kick off John Hancock training program

Posted by Matt Pepin, BostonGlobe.com Staff  November 2, 2010 05:43 PM

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Ryan Hall, the top American in the Boston Marathon this year, spent today in Boston to kick off an employee training program for race sponsor John Hancock Financial.

Hancock employees have been training together and running the marathon since 2007 to raise funds for the company's charity efforts.

However, there has been no indication yet whether Hall, who withdrew from the recent Chicago Marathon, will run Boston in 2011. He has narrowed his choices for a spring marathon to Boston or London.

"Either Boston or London. I love both of those races and have done both numerous times," Hall told Universal Sports in October. "Those are fun ones. I am actually more optimistic than ever having been through this and looking forward to learning from it and moving on."

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Look for updates, news, analysis and commentary from the following.
  • Steve Silva, Boston.com senior producer, two-time Boston Marathon sub-four hour runner.
  • Ty Velde is a 16-time Boston qualifier who's completed 12 consecutive Boston Marathons and 25 marathons overall. Ty is now training for his 13th Boston run and will provide training tips for those who train solo and outside, no matter what temperature it is.
  • Rich 'Shifter' Horgan is a 19-time Dana-Farber Marathon Challenge team member who runs in honor of his father, who died of colon cancer. He will provide updates on local running events with a focus on the charitable organizations that provide Boston Marathon entries for their organization's fund raising purposes

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