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We need more liberal arts majors in this country, not less

This past weekend was spent at Luther College in the company of more than 100 alumni from a track and field program that won Iowa conference track championship titles 26 out of 30 years. The event was illuminating on many … Continue reading

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Sweet Season: Bringing it all home

Volume one •  Volume two •  Volume three • Volume Four • Volume five  Volume six   Volume seven Going into the last meet of the 1978 season, we felt as if we were still capable of doing big things at nationals. Our highest team … Continue reading

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Three coaches. Same sports. Different worlds.

The Illinois running community has produced some famous coaches over the years. Decades ago there was Ted Haydon, the former leader of the University of Chicago Track Club. His athletes included world record holders such as Rick Wolhuter and many … Continue reading

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You can’t worry your way to success

By Christopher Cudworth Insecurity is not the friend of any endurance athlete. When we’re fit we worry that we’re not fit enough. When we’re unfit we worry if we can get fit in time for the next big events. When … Continue reading

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Running parallel with tradition of North Central College

By Christopher Cudworth At times one must accept that personal history is both a direct and parallel consequence of having lived. We all construct narratives around who we are and how we got here. As runners, we create an additional … Continue reading

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