Ryan Hall first ran the Bolder Boulder in 2008 with a less than a stellar finish. But this year he is back to redeem himself.

Fresh off a phenomenal finish in Boston, pushing the pace in his usual style finishing fourth overall while setting his personal mark and the US marathon record at 2 hours, 4 minutes, 48 seconds. Hall also finished 10th in the 2008 Olympics (Marathon) in Beijing.

Race director Cliff Bosley added, “We`re excited that the Bolder Boulder is on Ryan`s list of races that he wants to do. The races he runs are the London Marathon, Boston Marathon, the Olympics.”

You can meet Ryan Hall as he supports http://www.facebook.com/innovationforendurance Saturday 1-2pm and Sunday 11-12 at the BolderBoulder Sports Exhibition the Pearl Street Mall.

Joining Hall on Team USA will be James Carney and Aaron Braun. Carney was 7th and Braun 10th in last year’s BolderBoulder Elite race. Surprisingly missing from the roster is local Brent Vaughn who was the first American in last year’s race finishing fourth after the Ethiopian sweep of 1-2-3. Brent also won the USATF XC championships in January and competed for the US in the World competition.

Running for Team Colorado Men are Jason Hartman, Fernando Cabada and Brian Medigovich. Hartman was the first American in last week’s Zazzle Bay to Breakers in SF and is the face of the Chicago Marathon. Cabada is fresh off from winning the USATF 25k Championship 2 weeks ago.

“Brian Medigovich ‘earned’ his way onto the men`s version of Team Colorado”, Janicki said, referring to Medigovich winning the 2010 citizen`s race in 30:16.

On the Women’s side for Team USA will be Renee Metivier-Bailee, Magda Lewy-Boulet and Amy Hastings. Metivier_Baliee is a former CU Buff and

Team Colorado will be lead by Boulder’s favorite Masters runner Colleen DeRueck, who will be joined by Adriana Pirtea, and Zoila Gomez.

Ryan Hall runs the 2011 Bolder Boulder