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Summer running, or not

After freshman year in high school cross country, I was set to begin training the summer before sophomore year when a big fat catcher from another baseball team dove on top of me when the third base coach sent me … Continue reading

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Old School is New School. Never forget it.

This morning on the way to drop off our dog at daycare, I drove past the building that was the only high school in town back when I was a student in St. Charles, Illinois. By the time I was … Continue reading

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Back to school

When the light begins to change in August and kids head back to school, ancient instincts rise within the mind. For those of us that competed in running and the fall sport of cross country, these August days smell and taste of … Continue reading

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Paying it forward as a runner, teacher and coach

Cathy Ganshirt Morlock has long been a successful educator in the Marion, Virginia school system where when she teaches 5th grade students. In 2012 she was named the district’s Teacher of the Year for her leadership and best practices in … Continue reading

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Rachel Johnson is a runner, Nordic skier and Ultimate player who knows how to chill

18-year-old Rachel Johnson exemplifies the growing diversity of interests among female athletes in America. In fall she’s a runner competing for Robbinsdale high school in Minnesota high school cross country. From November through February she hits the snow with the … 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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