Tag Archives: North Central College

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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A bit bent but not broken

In the last few weeks, there have been some good stories about┬áDavid Walters, a distance runner from Illinois. At age 60, Dave ran 2:45 in the Chicago Marathon, then went out to New York this past weekend and polished off … 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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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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On running and riding for a school, a team or a cause

Looking back at your career in athletics, it is interesting to consider how many labels one adopts and discards along the way. Schools For example, as an athlete competing for school teams, I have been–in order from middle school through … Continue reading

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