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  • Pre After A Race
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    GO PRE Why keep writing all the books and essays about Americas greatest running legend, Prefontaine? Why can't we let Pre simply die? I would imagine these questions come up with many not associated with running. With this I hope to answer those questions. Many people have never heard of the person Steve Prefontaine. These people are not ignorant; they just have not followed America's distance running. In distance running Prefontaine, better known as just Pre, is truly a LEGEND. The people that...
  • Race Labels
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    Will the United States ever be a place where the citizens are referred to as Americans, like the citizens of Cuba are referred to primarily as Cubans Can the people of America ever erase race I think the United States would be a better place if racial labels were not placed on individuals. Race is contemplated in our everyday lives. Many things we do on a day-to-day basis involve us revealing our race or ethnic background. One way we can possibly put an end to this labeling is by removing the qu...
  • Record Of Eight Races From The Pole
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    If you want to see lightning and courage together watch Darrell Waltrip race a Nascar car. Darrell Waltrip was born on February 5, 1947, in Owensboro Kentucky, he is married to Stevie and they have 2 daughters 8 and 12. Darrell started racing in Winston Cup in 1972. He has been though many rough times during his career. Nascar has become the most watched spectator sport in America and Darrell is one of the fans favorites. When Darrell started racing he was not a popular driver, because of his ag...
  • Trees Of The Even Forests
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    THE RIFT WARS Long before humans came to this part of the world, and elves made their homes in Caspia. Neither group bothered the other because they did not desire the lands of the other. After a time, however, their racial incompatibility began to wear on them. Since their basic attitudes and outlooks were so different, their infrequent encounters became less and less civil. Eventually, their leaders forbade their subjects to have anything to do with the other race. Feelings of mistrust and dis...
  • First Race
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    You Will Always Remember Your First Time! I wasn't real clear of what actually had just occurred, but I did know that I was in terrible pain. I laid beside the super cross track for at least 20 minutes answering the questions of very eager Emergency Medical personnel. "Leave me alone! I will be all right". I said to the medical guy that was tugging at my chest protector. If there is one thing that I can not stand is twenty medical people trying to take all of your clothes off for a little cut or...
  • Iditarod Sled Dog Race
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    The Iditarod is a 1,100 mile sled dog race starting in Anchorage, Alaska and ending in Nome, Alaska. The Iditarod is very harsh and dangerous with almost unbearable conditions. This twenty six year old race is known as the last great race. The history of the Iditarod has been filled with tales of bad weather and great fines his. In 1973 In Anchorage Alaska thirty five sled dog racers known as mushers gathered at the starting. In 1995 Doug Swing line going after a 50,000 dollar purse. Nobody knew...
  • Young Atalanta
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    Atalanta Atalanta was a great heroine, athlete, and hunter. As an infant, she was abandoned and raised by a mother bear. Her father had left her on a mountainside, because, like many people at the time, he was disappointed at having a daughter and not a son. The she-bear nursed her and cared for her, and Atlanta learned great hunting techniques. Young Atalanta grew into an active young girl. When she was still young, a hunter found her and raised her. She grew to surpass them by far in her hunti...
  • Great Day For A Cross Country
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    State Cross Country Meet I can still remember the day I ran at the state Cross Country Meet. It was one of the most exciting days of my life. It took place in Round Rock, Texas during my sophomore year in high school. I never forget that day; it is a great experience for anyone to get to go through. It was 11: 45 a.m. as I was standing outside getting ready for the big race. It was cold, wet, and gloomy outside and sleeting out really hard. Getting closer to the race, I decided that it was time ...
  • Roberta And Twyla From Different Races
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    Critique of Recitatif Sometimes, the mere fact of being from a different race can influence people's way of thinking or attitude toward other people with different color skin. That is the theme of Toni Morrison's short story Recitatif. In the story, two eight year old girls, Roberta and Twyla, from different races (black and white) meet in an orphanage called St. Bonny's. Eventually, they get out of the orphanage and they chance upon each other several times. They find out that they have changed...
  • Aim Of The Ban Ompai Project
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    Everyone knows, that water is one of the most important minerals required for any organism to survive. Ye despite this, nearly 3 quarters of the world's population does not have a clean and regular water supply. This shocking fact prompted the senses of William Chang, our project week activity organizer, when he stumbled upon it. He then began searching for meaningful projects within Asia and when he learnt about Ban Ompai, a school in Northern Thailand, and the hardship that they had been exper...
  • Front Crawl Swimming Stroke
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    Swimming is the act of moving through water by using the arms and legs. There is no way of telling how long the sport has been around. Pictures and drawings show men swimming in a dog stroke. The first known race happened in the year 1844 in London, England and was established by the England's Swimming Society. In this race, American Indians won using windmill strokes. The sport of swimming was introduced in 1896 in Athens, Greece. It was later split into the following events: the backstroke (in...

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