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Interview with Elizabeth DeBole – Stanford Women’s XC Coach

Elizabeth DeBole coaches Stanford's women's distance runners, and in her first two seasons as head women's cross country coach she led the Cardinal to a pair of top-five NCAA finishes, including a podium-finish of fourth in 2017. DeBole, who has completed four academic years on staff, has collected two NCAA West Region Coach of the…
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Interview with Coach Kevin Jermyn – Elon University

Kevin Jermyn is the head cross country coach and assistant track and field coach at Elon University in North Carolina. He has been coaching for almost 20 years with 14 seasons at Duke University as head women’s cross country coach and associate track and field coach from 2000 to 2014. Some of his accolades include…
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Deliberate Practice & Youth Cross Country

  Allen Iverson once said, "We talkin' about practice, not a game, not a game, we talkin' about practice." Growing up, I thought practice was practice. If you wanted to get better at something you simply practiced more and that hard work would pay off. In my youth, I loved playing basketball and running. Most…
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Interview with Coach Sara Slattery – Grand Canyon University

Sara (Gorton) Slattery is one of all the time running greats to come out of the University of Colorado, a 10-time All-American and a two-time NCAA champion.  She is the last American woman to have won the BolderBoulder, back in 2006 and was elected to the CU Hall of Fame in 2016. In 2015, Grand…
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Interview with Coach Robert Parish – Battle Mountain High School

One of the most amazing cross-country running stories of 2017, was the Battle Mountain Huskies (Edwards, Colo.) girls cross country team taking third at Nike Cross Nationals back on December 2nd, in Portland, Oregon.  A small high school in the mountains, took third in the nation, competing against schools of all sizes. Coach Robert Parish…
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Interview with Dee Brown – Iowa Central Community College XC Coach

Prior to my senior year of high school, I attended the Luther College Distance Running Camp. It's where I fell in love with Luther College and ultimately decided to run for the Norse. Dee Brown was heading into his senior year at Luther College and worked at the camp. I remembered him as a bandana-wearing,…
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Interview with Coach Mark Wetmore

University of Colorado coach Mark Wetmore has been the head coach at CU for 23 years. In that time CU has won seven national titles since 2000.  His bio speaks for itself, Coach Wetmore is one of the top cross country coaches in America. The Colorado Coyotes are extremely grateful for Coach Wetmore to answer…
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Interview with Coach Steve Magness on Youth Running

Steve Magness is the head cross country coach at The University of Houston and the author of "The Science of Running" and the upcoming "Peak Performance: Elevate Your Game, Avoid Burnout, and Thrive with the New Science of Success" coming out on June 6, 2017. When it comes to the science of running, Steve Magness…
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Interview with Coach Alan Versaw – The Classical Academy

Alan Versaw has been the head boys and girls cross country coach at The Classical Academy in Colorado Springs since 2000. In that time he has led the boys and girls cross country teams to 15 state titles. In 2016, he was named the Colorado Springs Gazette girls' coach of the year and will be…
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