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Editor's Note: Below you will find a series of columns by Robert Johnson.  Robert Johnson, a.k.a "Rojo", is the co-founder of LetsRun.com. Rojo has been running all of his life (one of his earliest memories is trying to run during the entire p.e. class in first grade), but only competing seriously since the Fall of 1997.

A series of stress fractures resulted in Robert being only the fourth man on his high school cross country team and in him not running competitively in college. However, his love of the sport never died and he was able to return to competing in the sport once he backed off, allowed his body to heal and gradually got back into things - slowly building up a base so that his body would be strong enough to handle the rigors of serious training.

Since returning to competitive running, Robert has progressed quickly, and he just missed out on qualifying for the 2000 US Men's Olympic Marathon Trials by running a 2:23:11 marathon at the 2000 Las Vegas Marathon.   A former high school math teacher, Robert has put his competitive running on the shelf as of late and is in love with his new role of being the men's distance coach at Cornell University.

April 30, 2004: Hyping Dathan Ritzenhein's 10,000 Meter Debut (Ritz Will Be First Non-African Born Runner Under 27:00 Eventually)

August 7, 2003: Felix Sanche: Inspiring A Nation (How Representing One's Country Is The Ultimate)

April, 2003: Rojo Talks About His Vision For The Cornell Distance Program and What It's Like To Be A College Coach

February 5, 2002: Mary Decker Slaney - Undeserving of Millrose Hall of Fame & Her Current Marathon Publicity

Recommended Read: January 30, 2002: At Last, The Questions No One Else Will Ask: Regina Jacobs Answers A Few Drug Related Questions

November 6, 2001: It's Not The Critic Who Counts......

October 30, 2001: Don't Mess With My Brother - A Response To Carl Nuccio

October 29, 2001: My Decision Not To Run The 2001 Marine Corps Marathon

Recommended Read: October 14, 2001: My Small Part of History: Helping Pace Catherine Ndereba To A World Record

Recommended Read: Spring Break 2001: Life In Flagstaff, AZ

Recommended Read: February 10, 2001: I Failed, So What??? (A Look Back A Year Later At My Failure To Qualify for the 2000 US Olympic Marathon Trials)

December 14, 2000: Show Me The Money!!! (On The Lack Of Sponsorship in Distance Running)

July 13, 2000:Off To Sacramento With Mixed Feelings

June 9, 2000: Overtraining 101: How To Overtrain

May 23, 2000:Face the Facts: EPO Usage Likely Widespread!

May 12, 2000:No Need To Change the Olympic Marathon Trials Process.

May 5, 2000: Glad that we finally know that Khalid Khannouchi's won't be participating in the Olympic Marathon Trials.