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50 Years of Running: Freshman Blues

On equipment day for the cross country season at Luther College, I was handed my first set of Luther Blues for training. I loved the simple dark blue tee shirt with the big number on the front. We got some … Continue reading

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50 Years of Running: Picture this

Following a couple of early season dual meet wins, I lined up for the start of the Plainfield Invitational. The race was not held on the golf course usually recruited to host the school’s races. Its new course was on … Continue reading

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50 Years of Running: Where Respect Is Due

Midway through the 1973 season, I’d run well enough, and our team was doing so well, that we began to gain the attention of some local sportswriters. The newspapers that covered our team included the St. Charles Chronicle, the hometown … Continue reading

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50 Years of Running: A New Kid In Town

Johnny-come-latelyThe new kid in townEverybody loves youSo don’t let them down You look in her eyesThe music begins to playHopeless romanticsHere we go again Once the school year ended and my daily commute from St. Charles to Kaneland High School … Continue reading

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