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Ben Drury

Ben Drury, Reporter

Confidence, motivation and drive describe freshman Ben Drury’s running career.

Ben began to run very young.

“[I started running] around third grade. Just running local 5K's, then I started to like it more in fifth and sixth grade,” Ben said.

When Covid hit, Ben’s outlook changed.

“I remember being in fifth grade in track, we had our season for one week. I was being lazy,” Ben said.

He took charge of his running when the world seemed to be losing control.

“My goal was to run 100 miles. It was hard, but it was getting out there. There weren’t any races, just you and the ground, just running,” Ben explained.

Ben’s newsletter, Kewpie Kooldown, covers events in the track and field world.

“I publish on Mondays, about the Hickman cross country team, I want to do more around school,” Ben said.

Ben wants to improve his career learning Spanish, so he can communicate more universally.

“In the world of sports, Spanish is the second most common language to English. If you're interviewing a Spanish-speaking person, you need a translator; I want to eliminate that third person,” Ben explains.

Ben continues working to be a positive force in his community.

“You can be a hobby jogger, or one of the greatest Olympic runners ever. There's no one way to do it. Just find whatever you like to do and do that. Don't listen to what anyone else says, you got into it for a reason and continue pursuing that reason.”

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