On track for fitness

Cabot elementary students get in their laps as Magness Creek Marathoners

— The boys love to race but the girls know when to race.

If the ability to pace yourself separates lifelong athletes from flops who grind their talent into the ground by always trying to go too fast - and it does - then by and large the girls in the Magness Creek Marathoners after-school running club are outpacing most of the boys.

"They can't do it," a cheerful cluster of pink-cheeked little critics agree, waiting with varied degrees of patience while yet another high-knees drill among the boys degenerates into a mad dash for the other side of the school field.

"They always have to race," says 9-year-old Cheryl-Ann Winkle matter-of-factly.

For more information see today's Arkansas Democrat-Gazette.

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