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RE: Alicia Monson 8:45

5 Minute Miler wrote:

Her story should show us that we should support athletes AND students in all communities across the country.

She was not raised in a running hotbed or to a family ghat was knowledgeable about running. She is a physiologically gifted athlete who was roughly a 5 minute miler in small-town Wisconsin. Luckily she stayed with the sport until she found proper guidance.

We should make sure we support small town students and athletes because talent is not limited to affluent families in urban centers.

I agree her story is awesome, she has improved a ton and is enjoying a great year. Let's not get carried away that it was some miracle she stuck with running because she didn't get support or coaching. She raced actively in HS and ran 4:55 and 10:26 as a HS Junior.

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