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Ben True, 5k/10k Runner and Coach/Community Mentor
Hanover, NH

NCAA All-American in Nordic Skiing, XC and Outdoor Track
NCAA Champion (Team, Nordic Skiing)
3-time U23 Junior World Championship Nordic Ski Team member
US World XC Team member, 2011
5k and 10k US Road National Champion, 2011
USARC Champion, 2011

Dartmouth College, 2009

Ben has returned home to his native New England roots to continue his dogged pursuit of excellence in both the civic and the athletic arenas. In addition to running the roads, trails and tracks of his undergraduate days at Dartmouth College in preparation for the upcoming Olympic Trials, Ben is also an integral part of one of In the Arena's most successful start-up programs: a collaborative after-school XC initiative at Indian River Middle School (IRS) in Enfield, NH in which 27 middle school student-athletes participated in the fall of 2011, thereby increasing by 50% the total number of IRS students electing to participate in after-school sports. Ben coached the more than two dozen students through regular weekly practices --including their standard weekly "Ice Cream Run" in which those students who ran eight miles or farther earned ice cream sundaes --and a number of weekend races at which all program participants showed marked improvement as the fall unfolded. Ben will continue to coach young runners in the Upper Valley throughout the winter and will return to IRS in the spring to work with students there on XC and track and field specific goals.

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