Rotarians take Squire on German trip

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Rockford Rotarians took their local paper along on a trip to visit their German friends from the Gifhorn Wolfsburg Rotary Club. Pictured in Berlin are Rick Schroder, Rockford Rotary Club President; Reinhart Kohler, of the Gifhorn Wolfsburg Rotary Club and Thomas Scharnhorst the Gifhorn Wolfsburg Rotary Club president. Rockford and Gifhom Wolfsburg Rotaries have had […]

Ritzenhein takes sixth in World 10,000-meter race

ROCKFORD STAR—Dathan Ritzenhein in the 2004 Olympic Trials. The Rockford native just placed sixth in the world in a World Championships race and looks forward to his next shot at the Olympics. It will be his third time as an Olympic athlete.

by BETH ALTENA Former Rockford runner and two-time Olympic athlete Dathan Ritzenhein placed sixth in the 2009 World Championships in Berlin, Germany, in the 10,000-meter race on Monday, August 17. It is an amazing accomplishment: the fourth-fastest time ever run by an American in the event, the second-fastest ever by a native-born American. Ritzenhein said […]