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Gift of running leads Hall to lifelong dream -- the Olympics

Updated: April 29, 2008, 9:19 PM ET
By Bonnie D. Ford | ESPN.com

Ryan Hall always has had a longer view of life than the finish line of whatever point-to-point race he is running. At times, it has led him to doubt whether he should pursue such an all-consuming vocation.

"I do struggle with that at times," Hall told ESPN.com in a recent telephone conversation. "You find yourself questioning whether you're making an impact on the world, what lasting mark you're leaving."

Ultimately, Hall has concluded his talent for endurance running ...

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