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I learned to lean into the hills

Circumstances dictated that we would do as he said, not as he did. Coach McGarry looked up the hill and asked, “How many can you do?” Four, I said. “Let’s make it 10,” he responded, with a conviction that I would come to know well in that first summer of running camp. 

Mr. McGarry sat at the bottom of the hill, urging us to go faster.

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