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Excerpts — Runners on Running

My Old Buick

An old car may perform beautifully for years...only to suffer a major breakdown when asked to push to the limit on the open road.

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I Don’t Like to Run Long Distances

I don’t think anyone, myself included, can just hit the road and run hundreds of miles again and again and not burn out.

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Get Out of My Race and Give Me Those Numbers!

Then suddenly, a man with an overcoat and felt hat was in the middle of the road shaking his finger at me.

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Me and Julio Down by the School Yard

I was 19, just starting out as a journalist, and infatuated with something called High School Track.

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Duel in the Sun

After watching the early part of the race on TV...the citizens of Boston turned out of their houses to witness the finish.

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