Ryan Rutherford

Professional Distance Runner for Saucony & Minnesota Distance Elite
Bloomington, IL Illinois State University Minneapolis, MN

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Hello, my name is Ryan Rutherford and welcome to my site! Come and join me on my adventures as I travel around both the Twin Cities and the U.S. for racing and site seeing. Both competition and travel always bring a variety of stories, so I'll be sure every one of them is here on AthleteBiz!


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Ryan Rutherford crosses the finish line first at 39th annual Turkey Trot at Miller Park
Giving Back: Team USA Minnesota Coaches High School, College Cross Country Teams
Meghan Peyton 12th, Ryan Rutherford 18th at USATF 10 Mile Championships at Twin Cities; Breanna Sieracki Wins TC 5k

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Ryan Rutherford

Born and raised in Bloomington, IL, Ryan attended University High School where he was a consistent state contender in both cross country and track, in addition to setting school marks in both the 3200 and 1600 meter runs. When it came time to choose his next step, Ryan did not have to look too far, as he attended his hometown university of Illinois State. While competing for the Red Birds, Ryan was a two-time Missouri Valley Conference Champion, NCAA qualifier, and 2016 Illinois State University Athlete of the…

About Ryan

  • Coach: Chris Lundstrom
  • Training group: Minnesota Distance Elite
  • Favorite foods: Tacos/Sushi
  • Hobbies: Pokemon GO/YouTube/Netflix
  • Favorite TV show: Game of Thrones
  • Favorite movie: The Dark Knight
  • Dream vacation: Tokyo, Japan
  • Favorite place to compete: Stanford (Palo Alto, CA)
  • Favorite holiday: Halloween/Christmas
  • Warm up song: "Me, Myself, and I" by G-Eazy and Bebe Rexha
  • I most enjoy competing against: Pace pushers
  • After competition indulgence: Slushies/Icees
  • Highschool PR: 3200m (9:16); 1600m (4:21)

One of my favorite guilty pleasure treats is an "ICEE," like the kind you can get at a gas station or at movie theaters. One of my goals when I travel new places is to see if any of the local gas stations have a new flavor of ICEE that I have yet to try.

Team Ryan:

Ryan Rutherford Heads to Eugene for NCAA Tournament

RT @DannyDeVito: Supreme Court my ass

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