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    Hostages or Hijacked?

    What’s Dallas Parks & Rec doing at White Rock Lake? Is it any wonder DAVE HARTWIG is still able to host races at White Rock Lake? Most people aren’t aware of the push back he’s gotten from the City of Dallas and its affiliates since taking over Thruston Racing. Despite

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    What’s Dallas Parks & Rec doing at White Rock Lake? Is it any wonder DAVE HARTWIG is still able to host races at White Rock Lake? Most people aren’t aware of the push back he’s gotten from the City of Dallas and its affiliates since taking over Thruston Racing. Despite

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    Hostages or Hijacked?

    What’s Dallas Parks & Rec doing at White Rock Lake? Is it any wonder DAVE HARTWIG is still able to host races at White Rock Lake? Most people aren’t aware

    February 4, 2014
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    Tommy Smith

    Tommy has always worked hard on his running, and later on his biking and swimming. But being plagued by injuries, he was forced to cut back on the volume of

    November 1, 2015
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    Welcome Bob Smeby!

    The irony of the photos included here (taken Sunday, August 9 at the Cooper Aerobics Center on Preston Road) is they show Bob on his new and latest hobby, his

    October 1, 2015
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    Who is Tom Ryan, Really?

    Who is TOM RYAN? I’ve known of him seemingly forever as part of the triathlon seen. I knew he was part of the local race producers and what he looked

    September 1, 2015
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    RT: Randall Turner

    He’s got a smooth Texas drawl that drapes over his words, that’s as subtle as a fine wine. It’s there, but you really hardly notice it. Being from Corpus Christi

    August 1, 2015
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    Podiatrist’s Feat

    Podiatrist Dr. Allan Sherman doesn’t know a stranger. Meeting him at his gym at Preston Road and LBJ, we are hardly able to walk a few feet before he says,

    July 1, 2015
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    A Turner for the Better

    She’s always had shimmering blond hair that drew attention. At its longest, it was 2” below her waist. “It is still pretty long,” she says, “just not as long and

    June 1, 2015
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    Forever Young

    Triathlete Dave Young commands attention when he walks into a room. As a former Colonel in the Marine Corp and a Naval Academy graduate, that’s not unusual. Tall with a

    May 1, 2015
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    Jace-ing Graham

    Jace Graham meets his buddies in the middle of a field at Norbuck Park, behind his house, every Wednesday and Friday morning, before the sun comes up. MATTHEW KLINE, GARRETT

    April 1, 2015
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    Nancy: Lowden Clear!

    She’s as sweet as they come. Even when her back is against the wall and she has to say no, it’s with the utmost restraint and politeness anyone can muster.

    March 1, 2015
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    Wild Bill

    Home is where the heart is, it is said. It is a source of support, nurturance, camaraderie, and comfort. A place where one can be at peace against the outside

    February 1, 2015
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    A Swimming Leif

    You might find Leif (pronounced “LEAF”) at the pool with a near perfect swim stroke propelling himself through the water at incredible speeds or you might find him at White

    December 1, 2014
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    Shamalee Haliman

    He is like a shaman. He runs purposefully and quietly, usually alone, though he has many friends who pass him at White Rock Lake, and either wave or say hello.

    May 1, 2014
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    Running with a Heart of Cole

    “The hardest part of running is getting out the door.” So says NANCY COLE. “The hardest part of any race is the first mile. Running is just something I have

    April 1, 2014
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    Alma (DAREnSburg)

    There are few people in the world who are identified by their first name only. The person usually has a talent that allows him or her to own that name.

    March 2, 2014
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    Tribendis Tremendous

    What a genuinely nice guy Ron Tribendis is. Really. To meet him is not imposing at all. He’s of normal height, good looks, not a boisterous talker, and doesn’t throw

    March 1, 2014
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    The DFW Tri Club

    “We’ve accomplished more together and impacted more lives than we ever could have done on our own. That’s what it’s all about.”  – Bertrand The story of DFW Tri Club

    February 1, 2014
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    December 2009

    12 Annual Best Quotes of the Year If for no other reason, this issue is the reason you have a subscription, to see who said what. Sometimes it’s hilarious, sometimes

    December 1, 2009
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    Thank You!

    Tis the season. I want to give thanks to you, the reader, and the advertiser. I will list you by name below. As most of you know, this paper is

    December 1, 2009
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    November 2009

    TRIVIA QUESTION: What’s the average weight of an adult man and woman in the U.S.? ….Runner, cyclist, triathlete, and White Rock Lake walker, BETTY FORSVAL turned 75 on October 15.

    November 1, 2009
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    Kurt Cimino: A Tale Of Two People

    This is really a story about two people: one before January 2008, and one after. Believe it not, KURT CIMINO (pronounced SIM-in-o), is the same person in both photos, before

    November 1, 2009
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    Nuance

    It’s the way you comb your hair, answer the phone to say “Hello,” and write your name. It’s the way McDonald’s wraps a burger, Exxon lays out their gas stations,

    November 1, 2009
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    October 2009

    TRIVIA QUESTION: What is the average yearly income of an Ironman triathlete? ….On October 7th TODD MARTIN, 46, died while riding his bike in the 3000 block of Precinct Road.

    October 1, 2009
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    Stark ‘n Go!

    KIM STARK is a great running name. Even her maiden name was cool: Kim Young. At 35 with a generous smile, she could easily pass for 10 years younger. One

    October 1, 2009
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    Competitor

    Now this is the law of the jungle as old and as true as the sky; And the wolf that keeps it may prosper and the wolf that shall break

    October 1, 2009
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    September 2009

    TRIVIA QUESTION: How much muscle mass do we lose after the age of 35? ….In the July issue we reported LIZA HUNTER-GALVAN, 40, former Dallas White Rock Marathon Champion and

    September 1, 2009
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    Jackson’s Action

    He’s known almost as much for his story-like race reports as for his triathlon prowess. The reports are usually many pages with a lot of details, but always with a

    September 1, 2009
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    Hiding?

    “Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up,

    September 1, 2009
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    September 2009

    TRIVIA QUESTION: What is the life expectancy of a red blood cell? Local runner EDDIE “FAST EDDIE” PASCACIO died of cancer Sunday, Aug 23rd. He is survived by his wife,

    September 1, 2009
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    Justin Meaders

    I was initially introduced to JUSTIN MEADERS through mutual friends, Lucy Silvas and Christine Williamson. It was at the 2008 DRC Half Marathon. I was injured and volunteering. “Neat guy,”

    August 1, 2009
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    The Group

    Twelve year old Connor began an informal running program with his mom this summer. It was at her suggestion. Susan’s a good runner. She thought it would be good social/talk

    August 1, 2009
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    July 2009

    TRIVIA QUESTION: How long did it take for the New York City Marathon to fill up this year?… …LIZA GALVAN HUNTER, 40, former Dallas White Rock Marathon Champion and 2008

    July 1, 2009
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    Jose Lopez: Of Running and Balance

    He looks like he’s working so hard, with his jaw clenched tight as if he’s grinding down his teeth, and his head with a slight roll. JOSE LOPEZ, 24, is

    July 1, 2009
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    Types?

    Over many years of many races and runs, elite, club, and casual, I can group runners into three categories. With apologies to John “The Penguin” Bingham, whose column arguably did

    July 1, 2009
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    June 2009

    An update of the June 15 meeting at Winfrey Point concerning the lighting of White Rock Lake: DAN BORUFF introduced PHIL NEELY to discuss the technical aspects of lighting. Though

    June 1, 2009
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    Stick to Your Plan

    It started off innocently enough. I had done my homework so I knew what kind of group I was meeting. In this case, it was for a bike ride, but

    June 1, 2009
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    Wendy Conditions

    Her blond ponytail bounces along the trail around White Rock Lake, doing a cruise of the lake with friends. She’s wearing her favorite shoes, the Asics Nimbus, and a dash

    June 1, 2009
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    May 2009

    Track Workouts Here’s a partial list of known area track workouts. Send us yours to be listed. Tuesdays, 5:30 pm Plano West High School, Parker and the Tollway, on Willowbend,

    May 1, 2009
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    Harold Wilson

    At 6’ 1”, 180 lbs, HAROLD WILSON is a beast. That’s meant in a good way. The 32 year old triathlete, coach, and father is one of the most tenacious

    May 1, 2009
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    The Closing of White Rock Lake: Light Wars

    Editor’s note: The following exclusive true story of events took months to compile, organize, and write. It may be one of our longest stories ever, because of its importance to

    April 1, 2009
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    Injured

    *sigh* So, you’re lounging around feeling sorry for yourself. If you hadn’t done that last workout, maybe even cut back the intensity, just a little, you think to yourself, maybe,

    April 1, 2009
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    Shaheen Sattar: Seriously!

    Photo: SHAHEEN SATTAR (#12542) and KHAI HARBUT (#12382) make the final turn in the Boston Marathon and see the finish line for the first time. “Seriously!” It’s one of the words

    April 1, 2009
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    River Runs

    Any runner worth claiming a trophy should know about RIO KING. Quiet and austere, tall and thin (6’, 145lbs) at 66 years old, he cuts a fatherly figure on the

    March 1, 2009
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    March 2009

    TRIVIA QUESTION: What is considered the standard distance between bike racks in a triathlon transition area? Elite triathlete AHMED ZAHER was hit by an angry driver on Jan.29 while training

    March 1, 2009
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    Rocky Raccoon 100mi & 50mi Endurance Trail Run

    Huntsville State Park, February 7, 2009 – Texas Finishers Aftermath BY MATT CROWNOVER [Ed. Note: At this race, Matt PR’d the distance with a 21:22:34, an incredible effort considering he

    March 1, 2009
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    Faith

    This has been a rough month, as evidenced in the tardiness of this issue. Please accept my apologies. Two family members died separately, and a third has just reached three

    March 1, 2009
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    February 2009

    Bandera Trail Run LOCAL RESULTS January 10, 2009, Hill Country State Natural Area, Bandera, TX 25K 241 start / 240 finish / 99% Place Overall           Time               Name              Age     City 35       

    February 1, 2009
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    Jacob’s Ladder

    “I don’t just do triathlon, I live it. It’s become such a huge part of my life and who I am. I was a 215 lb band student that used

    February 1, 2009
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    Crazy?

    We’re all a little crazy. Aren’t we? C’mon, admit it. We all have our little idiosyncrasies. We all, as they say, “break crazy” from time to time. I eat my

    February 1, 2009
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    Janaury 2009

    Sunmart Texas Trails ENDURANCE RUNS December 6, 2008, Huntsville State Park, Houston, TX In the 50 Miler, this was Stephen Stanely’s first ultra-marathon, and first trail run. The Phast Times

    January 1, 2009
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    Sting Ray

    He has swum a mile in 16 minutes and change; biked 25 miles during a triathlon (after a swim, without drafting) in “about 58 minutes,” he says; and run a

    April 1, 2007
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    Jan Richards: Hall of Famer

    If FRANCES MCKISSICK is the Queen of Dallas road racing, then JAN RICHARDS has to be its First Lady. And now it’s official. Local runner JAN RICHARDS has been inducted

    March 1, 2007
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    Envy Green

    Standing on the start line, she appears sweet and innocent without an aggressive or competitive bone in her body. Her lips aren’t even pursed. She is even polite on the

    March 1, 2007
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    Terrance Tippett

    Occupation: Conference Call Attendee How did you get into triathlon? Wanted a new goal, so I signed up for Ironman, and then the next day I went and bought a

    February 1, 2007
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    Randy Rogers: A Presidential Mirage

    “Road racing is very strong in Texas and our area. Some of the best anywhere, in all disciplines.” It is a mournful site, the last significant hill on the south

    February 1, 2007
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    Dan Club

    Occupation: Commercial Banking – Credit Underwriter for Bank of America How did you get into running? My third grade teacher, who was also the cross country coach, encouraged me to come to practice.

    January 1, 2007
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    Keeping Up with the Jones

    President Libby Jones in Her Own Words She’s not the first female President of the former Cross Country Club of Dallas in the club’s 40 year history. After Jean Millet

    January 1, 2007
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    Tom Hulsey: Keep Your Stick Low and Goals High

    By Liz Manglesdorf, Director of Skating Schools, Dr. Pepper StarCenters It has been said, that to be the best in the world at what you do, you’ve got to find

    September 1, 2006
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    Chuck It All!

    “What are ya doin’, boy?!” It’s that voice, a bark really that snaps one into reality no matter how many miles one has run. “This ain’t Hollywood! I don’t see

    September 1, 2006
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    September 2006

    For the first time in 36 years, The Dallas White Rock Marathon has a title sponsor, changing the name of the 26.2 mile race scheduled for December 10, to the

    September 1, 2006
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    Buddy, Can You Spare a Steroid?

    Local Drug Testing A stir at local running races was created with last month’s Phast Times News  mention of a group planning a possible boycott. The group would like to

    September 1, 2006
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    The Hurt Run

    I had gone to the RiverCities Triathlon that year with GINGER TURNER and CHRIS GUNDERSON. But I was scheduled to do a long run. Chris and Ginger were also supposed

    September 1, 2006
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    Bike Ban: Anna Doesn’t Bike Here, Anymore

    Believe it. It really happened. On June 13 at 7 pm, THE PHAST TIMES NEWS attended the Anna City Council meeting to “discuss” the idea of banning bicycles from Anna.

    July 15, 2006
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    Bull Dozier

    An icon of Dallas running, he talks non-stop with an occasional grunt to clear his throat. His legs are as stiff as wooden 2 x 4’s, and his back has

    July 1, 2006
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    Zeus Fell to Earth

    JIM CORMIER and I grew up together in Fitchburg, MA. I met him in the school yard when I was 12 putting together a neighborhood ice hockey team to answer

    July 1, 2006
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    July 2006

    Bad news, good news greeted Ironman MICHAEL MONTGOMERY last month. He had contacted MIKE GREER to volunteer at Greer’s Buffalo Springs Half Ironman Triathlon. But a week before, Montgomery’s job

    July 1, 2006
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    Kathy Norman: Not the Norm

    It is the heart that defines the person. But for this athlete and artist, is also her art that defines who she is, really. Yes, Kathy Norman has done 5K’s,

    June 1, 2006
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    June 2006

    Wonder why there are no more races out at Lake Grapevine? The GRAPEVINE City Council made it law: No more athletic events. This affected the Disco and PlayTri triathlons. When

    June 1, 2006
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    Fin-ished

    I am an addict. I have an addiction. The name of my addiction is officially known as Lowsykiker, but also goes by commons names such as sincorswim, finsarbetter, fin-als, and

    May 1, 2006
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    A to Z with Ahmed Zaher

    It’s 2 o’clock in the afternoon on June 21. The heat is everywhere. We are drenched in it, swimming in it. Even bugs scatter under the blades of the SMU

    March 1, 2006
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    Working Out

    I can already tell. It’s 6:30 in the morning and I can already feel it. I’m more introverted and will probably be moody today. Janalou calls me “quiet” when I’m

    March 1, 2006
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    March 2006

    The 3M Half Marathon in Austin on January 29 produced some fast times. Unfortunately, the course was officially declared short by a tenth of a mile. Nevertheless, outstanding locals who

    March 1, 2006
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    Stay active. Set an er,…um…PR.

    The problem with big sports on TV is it requires spectators. Growing up trying to watch big time TV sports with my other male role models, I usually became frustrated.

    February 15, 2006
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    Logan’s Run

    At 19, Logan Sherman is the youngest ever to win the Dallas YMCA 8 Mile Turkey Trot when he crossed the finish line in front of 25,000 other runners this

    February 1, 2006
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    Baylor Tom Landry Fitness Center Creates Comprehensive New Program for Multi-Sport Athletes

    Since the 2005 triathlon season in North Texas has come to a close, and the 2006 season is right around the corner, I’d like to share with you some of

    February 1, 2006
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    February 2006

    The DALLAS WHITE ROCK MARATHON gave $37,000 to the female winner without a drug test. According to Kate Mittelstadt [kmittelstadt@usantidoping.org] at the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency, “I wanted to confirm that

    February 1, 2006
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    Older Athletes Job Description

    OK, this might be for another world and time, other than our own. But, it’s my fantasy and I think it should be the goal, the ideal of our community.

    February 1, 2006
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    Best Phrases of the Year

    Last month, we gave you a taste of this column by having Tracy Cleveland’s assembled comments. The below phrases were assembled over this past year. It is a running commentary

    January 1, 2006
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    The 2005 Year-End Grand Phishbowl

    HIGHLANDS RANCH, Colo. (AP) A teenage driver accused of fatally injuring a cyclist while text messaging behind the wheel was charged with a misdemeanor, authorities said. The 17-year-old was charged

    January 1, 2006
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    Just Thinking

    OK, so I’ve been daydreaming. Sometimes when staring at the bottom of the pool during a long set, during a 50 mile bike ride solo, or during a lonely loop

    January 1, 2006
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    Mudgett, Your Time!

    It’s early Autumn, Steve Mudgett’s favorite time of year. “Going back to when I ran in high school. It was the middle of the cross-country season. The weather was crisp.

    February 1, 2005

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