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There was a time, not so long ago, when most people thought she was crazy. Lauren Kleppin was 23, had just graduated from Western State Colorado University and was, quite simply, lost. Back then, thoughts of a professional shoe contract, of being one of the leading Americans in the New York City Marathon , or of training daily with one of the world’s best marathoners seemed like nothing more than the distant pipe dream of an athlete cursed by delusion. Kleppin was caught in the athletic limbo that sends many a promising career down the gutter. She was good, but not great, and fell one agonizing place short of making the 2012 Olympic Trials in the 10,000 meters, a crushing blow at a time when her future running career was hanging on the precipice. One thought reverberated in her mind: “What do I do now?” She was nowhere near fast enough to turn running into a profession but...

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