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Solitude suits marathoner Ryan Hall

Running without coach or fan following, Hall top U.S. hope for Olympic marathon medal

Updated: October 10, 2011, 10:31 PM ET
By Melissa Isaacson | ESPNChicago.com

CHICAGO -- Ryan Hall leaned back in a director's chair as if contemplating another Sunday morning cup of coffee as opposed to his fifth-place finish in Sunday's Chicago Marathon.

"I'm tired, but I'm pretty caffeinated," he said with a smile about a half hour after crossing the finish line. "Usually my energy is really good after a marathon."

The blond-haired, blue-eyed Californian is this country's best medal hope in the marathon at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, which would be ...

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