Mile News Tagged Dathan Ritzenhein


Children of the Internet era, Webb, Ritzenhein know intense scrutiny

June 23, 2012

By Tim Layden, Sports Illustrated

EUGENE, Ore. -- They were the lab rats. Test cases for the digital world that lay ahead and now greets every runner who shows a hint of promise, subjecting them to the scrutiny that comes with being fast young. It was the spring of 2001 and two runners born 14...

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Should Michigan ‘Bring Back the Mile’ to high school track competition?

March 05, 2012

"Even though it is not my primary distance, it is still a goal of mine to break 4 minutes."  - Dathan Ritzenhein

By Cory Olsen, Grand Rapids Press

If it were up to Ryan Lamppa, everyone would be able to run a mile. Well, not just a mile, The Mile.

Since the early 1980s when metric took over...

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Ready to Rock High Schoolers: Alan Webb & Dathan Ritzenhein

May 28, 2001

"It's great to write and read about these young guys now, but if you want to read about them in five or six years, my advice would be: Treat them gently."- coach Mark Wetmore

By Tim Layden, Sports Illustrated

Two high school runners. One is a pure Miler named Jim Ryun, a slender junior from...

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