In this episode we speak with Sara Hall -professional runner, mother of four, and 2nd place finisher at the 2020 London Marathon. Plus, Coach Angie shares tips on improving your 5k time.
Sara Hall is a three-time NCAA track and field runner up in the 5000 meters and indoor 3000 meters, and a 7-time All-American, competing for Stanford University. As a college athlete she competed in the finals of the United States Olympic trials at the 5000 meters.
In her professional career she has won races at several distances including 10 mile road, 20k road, and has continued to improve her marathon time. In 2019, Hall finished fifth in the Berlin Marathon. Just one week later she won the USATF 10 mile championships for the third time in a row in a time of 53:11. On October 4, 2020, Hall finished 2nd at the London Marathon in 2:22:01 with a strong final kick.
She has been married to retired elite runner Ryan Hall since 2005 and the couple has four daughters. They also started the Steps Foundation: The Steps Foundation states, “Our mission is to protect and empower vulnerable women and children living in extreme poverty in Ethiopia by giving them: adequate nutrition, education, safe shelter, mentoring and character building, career exposure and training, and job training for single women.” Sara and Ryan adopted their daughters from Ethiopia in 2015 and were gripped by the extreme poverty in this country on the Horn of Africa. The country is estimated to have 4 million orphans due to HIV/AIDS and poverty and there are over 60,000 children living on the streets. The Hall Steps Foundation has partnered with two organizations in Ethiopia to accomplish their goals.
See video below: Sara kicks past the world marathon champion to capture 2nd place.
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