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U.S. Olympic Marathon Trials second-place finisher Ryan Hall is the United States's fastest marathon runner, and a religious man. So religious that God is his coach.
According to the New York Times, "Sometimes, God wakes him in the middle of the night and gives him training guidance 'that blows me away'".
The Times report continues: “I don’t really know what I’m doing, but I know how to talk to God, and I know he wants to give me insight and be involved in the process and he loves it when we’re dependent on him.”
The New Yorker's Peter Hessler wrote a good profile of Hall before the 2008 Olympic Games that included this interesting admission by Hall: “I just have a hard time seeing Christ being competitive.”
That's probably something Hall should clear up in his post-race debriefing with God.