Dathan Ritzenhein finally excited after grabbing 5k A standard at 2012 USATF Oxy HP
Its been a while since we've seen Dathan Ritzenhein excited and positive after a performance, however after Oxy something different was going on. Dathan didn't win, didn't PR and he's coming off a stress reaction....but regardless of all that he was PUMPED! Dathan did compete, did run his second fastest 5k ever and did grab the Olympic A Standard! Ritz is moving forward healthy and excited about what is to come. Now we have to ask the question, how dangerous is a happy Dathan Ritzenhein?? The last time we saw Ritz in such high spirits we had run 12:56 for the American 5k record (Watch the RACE & INTERVIEW from Zurich in 2009) which was followed up with a bronze medal at the 2009 World Half Marathon Championships (he ran 60:00 for the #2 US half all-time). Look out Eugene, here comes Ritz...