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Articles — Runners on Running

Author Rich Elliott awarded the Cordner Nelson Book Award

June 29, 2012 EUGENE, Ore. – At their annual breakfast in Eugene, Oregon, the Track and Field Writers of America awarded Rich Elliott the Cordner Nelson Book Award for Runners on Running: The Best Nonfiction of Distance Running (Human Kinetics). The award, named after the legendary co-founder of Track and Field News, was started in 2010. It is dedicated to honoring a book related to the sport that was published in the previous year. Past winners include Christopher McDougall (Born to Run: A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen) and Laura Hillenbrand (Unbroken: A...

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Rich Elliott discusses his book, Runners on Running

Rich Elliott competed at Kansas University from 1968 to 1972, qualifying for the NCAA Division I national meets in both track and cross country. In 1971, he was the Big Eight Conference three-mile champion. In 1976, Elliott was named Illinois Distance Coach of the Year while working at Willowbrook High School. He moved to Deerfield High School in 1977 and was an assistant coach with the state cross country championship team before becoming the program's head coach for both cross country and track. Elliott coached at the high-school level for 12 years, producing a pair of All-Americans and several all-state...

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