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Mead Out For Season At Minnesota

  • By Mario Fraioli
  • Published Sep. 22, 2010

Senior cross country runner hospitalized from collapsed lung.

Hassan Mead, a senior cross country runner at the University of Minnesota, is out for the entire season after suffering from a collapsed lung September 3 during a training run.

Mead, a two-time Big Ten cross country champion who won the prestigious Roy Griak Invitational last season, will not join his teammates on the starting line of the Griak race on Sunday. Coach Steve Plasencia said that Mead–who is pursuing a degree in physical therapy–is recovering well and has already returned to class.

“Hassan is doing well,” Plasencia told The Star Tribune. ”He is out of the hospital, back in class.”

For More: The Star Tribune

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Mario Fraioli

Mario Fraioli

Mario Fraioli is a senior editor at Competitor magazine. A cross-country All-American at Stonehill College in 2003, he now coaches the Prado Women's Racing Team in San Diego and was the men's marathon coach for Costa Rica's 2012 Olympic team. His first book, The Official Rock 'n' Roll Guide To Marathon & Half-Marathon Training (VeloPress, 2013) is available in bookstores, running shops and online.

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