Dathan Ritzenhein

Dad, Husband, and Professional Distance Runner
Rockford, MI University of Colorado Grand Rapids, MI

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I have been blessed with a long and fulfilling career in the sport I have loved for more than 20 years. Running has given me a job, a family and a purpose. I hope to inspire and help others find the same passion which running has given me.

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Dathan Ritzenhein

I was superstar in high school, the sky was the limit. Born and raised in Michigan, Dathan fell in love with running when he was 11 years old. While attending Rockford High School he became a national standout. Dathan would set national high school records in distances ranging from 1600 meters to 5k, and most notably, earn back-to-back Foot Locker national titles in 1999 and 2000. Even from a young age, Dathan recognized the potential, saying, "I used running to channel my drive and passion to get the most…

About Dathan

  • Agent: Dan Lilot - Aurum Sports Group
  • Training group: Hansons-Brooks
  • Highschool PR: 13:44 5k
  • Spouse: Kalin
  • Children: daughter Addison (2008) and son Jude (2011)

Team Dathan:

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Dathan Ritzenhein Takes 3rd Eugene 2012

2009 Golden League in Zurich (5k AR starts at 1:11:30)

RT @PodiumRunner: This little-known DII school had 10 runners qualify for the Trials. What's their secret? https://t.co/u6g4n0O1NJ

Just like the steady energy it provides @GenUcan has been with me these last six years! These products are made to… https://t.co/DIBzBmGv8w