Ritzenhein – "I tried to let them know I wasn’t intimidated"

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    Shortly after passing the 11th mile of Sunday’s Great North Run, Dathan Ritzenhein looked finished.

    The 23-year-old American had shadowed the leaders for much of Tyneside’s undulating half marathon course, sometimes dropping 10 or 20 metres off the pace while the eventual winner, South African Hendrick Ramaala, surged on ahead with a small coterie of Africans in pursuit. Then he would steadily draw in his more illustrious and experienced opponents until he was again running on their heels.

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