Good Friday Breakfast Features Half Marathon Record Holder Ryan Hall

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Ryan Hall, two-time Olympian and first U.S. runner to break the one-hour barrier in the half marathon event, will be the featured speaker at the Kosciusko Community YMCA’s third annual Good Friday Breakfast.

The Breakfast, on March 30, 7 – 9am, is open to all. “This year, we want to reach beyond Warsaw because we felt many in the extended community would be interested in hearing Ryan’s motivational presentation,” said organizer Matt Goebel.

Each Good Friday, this event brings community leaders together “under one roof” to celebrate Easter. Doors open at 7am for conversation and fellowship, with a hot breakfast (by Mad Anthony’s) served at 7:30am, followed by the presentation.

“We do not ask for money at the event, this is for the community,” Matt said.

In 2007, Ryan Hall became the first American to break the one-hour half marathon time barrier with a 59:43 in the Houston Half Marathon. He remains the record holder and the only American to have officially broken an hour. Hall’s 2:04:58 time at the 2011 Boston Marathon is the fastest marathon ever run by an American (the time does not count as the American marathon record because Boston’s point-to-point, net-elevation-loss course makes it ineligible for record purposes.) Ryan represented the USA as a marathon runner in the 2008 and 2012 Olympic Games.

This year’s Good Friday Breakfast is open to all groups, teams and individuals interested in hearing more about Ryan’s distinguished career as an endurance runner.

3rd Annual Good Friday Breakfast

  • When Friday, March 30, 7 – 9am (breakfast served at 7:30am)
  • Where Christ’s covenant Church, 2090 E. Pierceton Road, Winona Lake, IN
  • Tickets $25/person or table available for $200.
    • Tickets will be available until March 23.
    • Contact Matt Goebel: 574-269-9622 ext. 235 or email:


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