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Top runners thrive at Team USA Arizona

Updated: April 27, 2011, 5:32 PM ET
By Erin Strout

It's 10 a.m. Thursday and the crowd getting a caffeine fix at a coffee shop in downtown Flagstaff, Ariz., is decidedly fit. They should be -- most of them are professional runners.

The "Bagel Run," a weekly group training session that starts at the bagel shop across the street, has morphed into a standing coffee date for the women of Team USA Arizona, one of about a dozen training programs nationwide created in the past 10 years to elevate the level of U.S. professional distance running.

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