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|Author: ||break it up|
|Subject: ||RE: How many failed college runners make a comeback?|
Its very rare for any runner to quit and take even two years off and come back to even national class level. Some women have done it in the marathon later in life.
For men, I can't think of a single example. Some were great runners in high school, underwhelming in college, and had one great year later on, but never completely got away from competition and training. Jay Marden was a high school stud like that who had his best year 8 years later and ran 28:00. I doubt he ever truly quit.
I suppose Bill ROdgers is an example of quitting the sport and coming back at age 27 to become one of the top marathoners in the world. He was probably not training for 3 years in his early 20's.
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