Ben True Eyes World Champs 10-K Spot (Runner’s World)


Ben True ’08 has had quite the year: He won the U.S. 15-kilometer title; placed sixth at the world cross country championships; and ran the fastest 5,000 meters by an American during the outdoor track season, reports Runner’s World magazine.

Now the former Dartmouth Nordic skier, whose coach is Dartmouth’s Mark Coogan, assistant track and field coach and head coach of the women’s cross country team, is looking to the 10,000-meter race on June 20 at the USATF Championships, the qualifying race for world championships this summer in Moscow, the magazine writes.

“I think I’m a top three guy any way you look at it,” True tells Runner’s World. “I’m very confident with my closing speed. At the end of the race, I think there are very few people who can run away from me.”

Read the full story, published 5/30/13 by Runner’s World.

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