The story about Ryan Hall in Runner’s World is as much about his faith as his running, because it’s a profile on the young man himself, and he’s fully committed to the Lord.Here’s the teaser:
A decade ago, God told Ryan Hall to run. Now Hall’s a 2:06 marathoner and an Olympic favorite. His story is almost beyond belief.
The people at his church, his family, and Ryan himself seem to have a faith that is inviting, inspiring, and real–real as in authentic, but also as in realistic.I really enjoyed getting to know Ryan Hall. I think you will, too. That’s why I recommend that you put this article on your “To Read Online” list.The article is long. If you decide to read it–and I hope you do, whether or not you’re a Christian and whether or not you’re a runner–set aside a stretch of free time or bookmark the exact page you’re on when you stop, to make it easier to read it in chunks.Early in the article, Ryan is quoted as saying: “The goal of my life is just to follow in the footsteps of Jesus as closely as I can.” That’s a humble–yet the highest–life goal for an Olympian.Happy reading (and running, and praying, and studying God’s Word, if you’re so inclined).