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Young runners learn the right way to train

Published: Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2013 11:28 a.m. CST
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Strength and conditioning coaches from Moose(L)-Up Redemption Club in Sycamore gave a hands-on workshop to members of Northern Illinois Athletics.

SYCAMORE – The runners and coaches from Northern Illinois Athletics participated in a hands-on workshop provided by Moose(L)-Up Redemption Club (MURC) strength and conditioning coaches, focusing on dynamic warm-up and running drills.

NIA is a recently-formed, USA Track and Field-accredited cross-country and track and field club for school-aged athletes focused on developing self-confidence, athletic achievement and fun through competitive sports. Athletes in NIA have the opportunity to train and run in numerous events year-round, which is unique to DeKalb County.

Several of NIA’s athletes recently put their skills to work earning a trip to Albuquerque, N.M. for the USA Track and Field Junior Olympic National Championship.

MURC’s coaches believe every athlete has the right to learn the skills and tools needed to live an inspiring athletic career and relished the opportunity to share their knowledge with NIA’s club.

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