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Self portrait of a determined young man

In November 1978 I was a senior at Luther College in Decorah, Iowa. Our team had just placed second in the NCAA National Cross Country Championships in Rock Island, Illinois. I was fifth man for the team that day after … Continue reading

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Making it happen

This past summer while shopping for running shoes at Naperville Running Company, I met a young man that worked at the shop during breaks between school years at North Central College. We talked about running for a bit and one … 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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Johanna Olson an inspiration to all

My alma mater Luther College has a great running tradition. My career there resulted in a second place finish in the NCAA Division III nationals, a thrill and an achievement. Yet following my own graduation, there came a series of … Continue reading

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