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    Dathan Ritzenhein interview after breaking 5k American Record at 2009 Zurich Golden League

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    Dathan Ritzenhein sutprised everyone including himself by breaking Bob Kennedy's American record for 5k. Ritz did it on a cool nigh in Zurich, when he finished 3rd in a time of 12:56.27. He is the 3rd fastest non-african and the 3rd American to break 13 mins in the 5000 meter event.



    Ritz's Splits

    30.9 [15th], 61.8 [1:32.7] [15th],

    61.8 [2:34.5] [15th], 61.3 [3:35.8] [15th],

    62.7 [4:38.5] [15th], 62.2 [5:40.7] [14th],

    62.8 [6:43.5] [12th], 63.9 [7:47.4] [11th],

    62.9 [8:50.3] [9th], 62.9 [9:53.2] [8th],

    62.5 [10:55.7] [7th], 60.4 [11:56.1] [3rd],

    60.2 [3rd]

    2:00.6 for his last 800, 4:06 last 1600.