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Cross country team rallies around coach

The San Francisco University High School cross country team rallied together to get their coach Jim Tracy, who had been diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis -- ALS, or Lou Gehrig's Disease -- his eighth state championship.

Updated: April 17, 2011, 2:05 PM ET

Holland Reynolds couldn't see the finish line. All she saw was the wet ground below her as she crawled on her knees, 10 feet from the finish line of the California State Cross Country race. Jim Tracy, her coach at San Francisco University High School, looked on helplessly as his star runner struggled.

"I knew she needed to finish. It's within her to finish," said Tracy. "It's purely determination which allows you to finish."

Tracy, who was diagnosed last June ...

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