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Doug Robinson: After detours in modeling, building a family and injuries, local runner now hitting her stride

Doug Robinson: After detours in modeling, building a family and injuries, local runner now hitting her stride

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SALT LAKE CITY — Rachel Young was going to be a collegiate runner, but then she ran off to become a fashion model on the East Coast, and then there were injuries and the birth of two children and her running aspirations kept getting pushed down the road. That might have been that except here she is, 10 years later, back on the running scene, with a husband and two children and a growing collection of trophies.

Young, who will be among the favorites to win the Deseret News 10,000-meter road race Monday, has finally gotten her running career off the ground at the age of 28 and is starting to emerge as a promising talent. At last month’s New York Mini (women only) 10,000-meter road race — a field of 8,500 runners that included dozens of Olympians and elite runners — she finished 24th overall and seventh among Americans. Later that month she won the American Fork Half-Marathon with a time of 1:16:08. Last week she won the Salt Lake City 5K, beating all comers, men and women. In May she won the Race for the Red 10K, among other local races.

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