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Had Covid-19 hit in 1978, I don’t know what I’d have done

In August of 1978, I was returning as a senior to Luther College as both a Resident Assistant and Captain of the cross country team. That meant the latter part of August was largely spoken for as my schedule called … Continue reading

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How much do you value your college experience?

I’m leading off today’s original thoughts on running, riding and swimming by asking readers to consider a question: How much do you value your college experience? And then I’ll follow up with a confession. Perhaps I’m one of those people … Continue reading

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An inside look at an elite collegiate runner

Zach Plank is a central Illinois boy living in the suburbs of Chicago. That’s where he attends school at North Central College studying actuarial science, and where he continues a successful running career that included a cross country team victory … Continue reading

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Freshman hopes and dreams

It’s the light this time of year. So many strong associations of late summer training with warm days, rich twilights and cool nights. It always meant the┬ástart of school and training sessions two times a day. One can’t help draw … Continue reading

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A first letter home from college cross country season

By Christopher Cudworth In 1975 I was a freshman at Luther College in Decorah, Iowa. In stark contrast with admissions practices of today, I had not made my decision to attend Luther until July that summer. My application to Augustana … Continue reading

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Is cross country running the purest of all sports?

By Christopher Cudworth The air is more than crisp on a late October morning. A chill breeze seems to slide down out of the clear blue sky to the north. It is cross country weather. 140 athletes line up before … Continue reading

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