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Jody Runge is a successful female coach who can't seem to get a second chance

Updated: June 4, 2012, 12:23 PM ET
By Kate Fagan and Luke Cyphers | ESPN The Magazine

JODY RUNGE STANDS over the sink, scrubbing dishes. The kitchen counters are cluttered with the remnants of breakfast: a skillet, a cutting board, coffee mugs. Her guests have excused themselves from the main house, returning to their room in the cottage around back. During the meal, they'd all chatted happily and Runge bubbled with curiosity, filling any silence with questions. "Every morning it's a new story," she says, satisfied, as she loads the dishwasher.

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