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Suzy's Walk on Wild Side Not Uncommon

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I met Suzy Favor back in the early 1990s when she was finishing her college running career at the University of Wisconsin.

 

I was writing a book called From Red Ink to Roses: The Turbulent Transformation of a Big Ten Program, about UW’s nearly bankrupt athletic department and the way it got itself into profitability and won the Rose Bowl in the process.

Favor and I had an appointment to meet at the baseball diamond on a lovely spring afternoon, and as I waited, I saw a distant figure grow from a speck to a human being. And there she was before me. Rather than drive or ride a bike or hitch a ride, Favor had simply run the mile or so across campus because it was so easy.

 

She came so we could chat, but also because her...

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