Not afraid of a little speed, U.S. Olympic marathon team members, Ryan Hall and Dathan Ritzenhein, are in San Diego for the 2008 USA Cross Country Championships in hopes of also making the cross country Worlds team. Hall and Ritzenhein took 1st and 2nd in the marathon trial in November, which was held in Central Park. The two held a teleconference in the run-up to the cross country trials set for Saturday. USATF posted the interview (interview), where they talk about their preparation for the upcoming race, future marathon race plans, and battling the smoggy conditions in Beijing (previous post on topic).
Postscript: (2-16-08) Ritzenhein wins men's 12k; Hall takes 5th. Both make Worlds team.