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The Long Green Line

The Long Green Line is a movie about coach Joe Newton and the York High School Cross Country Teams. Newton has a formula he uses and it best can be described as a formula for success in life. Cross Country is simply an extension of that. I'm curious how many coaches we have left these days. Newton epitomizes the definition of that word, coach, which should be evaluated more often. Are we doing enough coaching in areas in which we have expertise? If so, who can/should we coach?

This documentary is excellent. And if you're an out of shape runner, like I am, it'll make you want to head out to the cross country fields and give it another whirl.

This link is to the documentary, which can be seen on Hulu. Check it out of you have some time to kill.

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