Dathan Ritzenhein

Ritzenhein in London to compete in third Olympics

July 26, 2012 // 0 Comments

by CLIFF AND NANCY HILL  Dathan Ritzenhein (right) qualifies in the 10,000-meter event for the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. Following Ritzenhein is Matt Tegenkamp, who, along with Galen Rupp, also qualified for the U.S. team. Photo courtesy of DETROIT FREE PRESS Dathan Ritzenhein, a 2001 Rockford High School graduate, qualified for the U.S. Olympic team in the 10,000 [...]

‘Run for the Prize’ to benefit North Kent Service Center

September 10, 2009 // 0 Comments

MARK YOUR CALENDAR AND LACE UP YOUR RUNNING SHOES—The Christ Our Savior Lutheran Church Run for the Prize walk/run 5K is this Saturday. American record-breaking champion Dathan Ritzenhein isn’t the only person from Rockford who loves to run. The eighth annual Run for the Prize, hosted by Christ Our Savior Lutheran Church, last year raised an amazing $3,500 to donate [...]

Ritzenhein takes sixth in World 10,000-meter race

August 27, 2009 // 0 Comments

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 [...]