The 26-year old Hansons-Brooks athlete is vying for a top-6 finish at Saturday's U.S. Cross Cross Championships.
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The Olympic silver medalist cemented his status as the best American 10,000m runner of all-time.
Ben True wins a stacked men's 5,000m; Molly Huddle runs second-fastest 10,000m ever for an American woman.
Derrick, Van Alstine claim USA XC titles in Boulder, Colo.
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He helped the U.S. win silver at the World Cross-Country Championships.
Ben True leads the way with 6th-place finish. U.S. women place fourth amongst teams.
All seven starters set an indoor personal best.