By Jarrod Harris
Times West Virginian
What does it take to be one of the best cross country runners in Marion County?
The answer? Put on your Nike running shoes and run. Don’t stop, but run — run until your legs feel like jello and your body feels like death.
It’s a passion for few and an enemy for many. Running is one of the most hated things to do for athletes all over, but for Fairmont Senior’s Matt Strand, it’s a way of life.
“Running is something you either love or you hate,” Strand said. “If you can find someone who loves it, then people text and they show up.”