Sara Hall

  • Professional American Distance Runner


Sara Hall has 10 US National Championship titles and is the only athlete in US history to win national titles in the mile and the marathon. She recently made history as the second fastest American marathon runner with a time of 2:20:32 shortly after placing 2nd at the London Marathon and being the first American woman on the podium in 14 years. Sara has run professionally ever since graduating from Stanford University in 2005 and has represented the US at 9 world championships, and was a Gold Medalist at the Pan-American Games in the steeplechase. She has been competing at a high level ever since she started the sport, where she was the 2000 high school national cross country champion.

Sara is married to 2-time Olympian and fastest American half marathoner and marathoner in history, Ryan Hall, and has 4 daughters the couple adopted from Ethiopia in 2015. Biological sisters, her daughters ages ranged from 5 to 15 years old at the time they joined the Hall family.

Sara has a powerful message of overcoming adversity and finding a way to thrive even amidst unideal circumstances. Her story went viral in 2020, where she had record-breaking races despite starting the year with the biggest disappointment of her career, as featured here in the New York Times.

 

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Sara Hall has 10 US National Championship titles and is the only athlete in US history to win national titles in the mile and the marathon. She recently made history as the second fastest American marathon runner with a time of 2:20:32 shortly after placing 2nd at the London Marathon and being the first American woman on the podium in 14 years. Sara has run professionally ever since graduating from Stanford University in 2005 and has represented the US at 9 world championships, and was a Gold Medalist at the Pan-American Games in the steeplechase. She has been competing at a high level ever since she started the sport, where she was the 2000 high school national cross country champion.

Sara is married to 2-time Olympian and fastest American half marathoner and marathoner in history, Ryan Hall, and has 4 daughters the couple adopted from Ethiopia in 2015. Biological sisters, her daughters ages ranged from 5 to 15 years old at the time they joined the Hall family.

Sara has a powerful message of overcoming adversity and finding a way to thrive even amidst unideal circumstances. Her story went viral in 2020, where she had record-breaking races despite starting the year with the biggest disappointment of her career, as featured here in the New York Times.