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Take a kid to a race

Track needs to figure out a way to attract more young fans.

Originally Published: August 28, 2002
By Jeff Hollobaugh | Special to ESPN.com

As the European season hits its climax at the end of August, something very different is happening on our side of the ocean. Back-to-school sales and the resulting rise in teen depression are the two most obvious signs that fall is nearly here. The good news is that already, in most towns across the United States, cross country season has begun.

A select few young people have been running all summer in preparation, and they have dragged out a bunch of new faces who have been somehow conned ...

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