A Kenyan elite runner coached by a former Olympic Triathlete and Ironman Champion. That’s the dynamic between Boston Marathon winner Caroline Rotich and Ryan Bolton.
We at Endurance Films hold a special place in our hearts for Ryan, who was a featured athlete in our landmark documentary feature film, Triathlon: Through the Eyes of the Elite, which chronicled the formation of the first US Olympic triathlon team. So when we saw this fascinating article about Ryan coaching the Boston Marathon champ, we just had to share. Check it out courtesy of Competitor.com, written by Barry Siff:
When 30-year-old Caroline Rotich broke the tape at the 119th Boston Marathon on Monday in 2 hours, 24 minutes and 55 seconds, at least one person was not surprised—her coach Ryan Bolton. But what has come as a surprise in the running world is that Rotich has been coached by Bolton, a former Olympic triathlete and Ironman triathlon champion, for the past six years in Santa Fe, N.M.
“I always expected her to win,” Bolton said Wednesday night, just two days after Rotich’s huge victory... READ MORE
(photo: Ryan Heffern)