Found May 10, 2012 on Fox Sports West:
FULLERTON Cal State Fullerton's annual Labor Day weekend season-opening cross country meet will be known as the Mark Covert Classic beginning with the Sept. 1, 2012, event at Carbon Canyon Park in Brea. Covert is a legendary distance runner who won the NCAA College Division individual championship in 1970 and led the Titans to the NCAA team title in 1971. He went on to run in the U.S. Olympic marathon trials and win the national AAU 25 K championship. He currently holds the American record for most consecutive days running at least a mile. The streak began on July 24, 1968, and now covers more than 15,000 days or almost 44 years. He has been the track and field coach at Antelope Valley College in Lancaster since 1990 after previous stints at Glendale College (1974), L.A. Valley College (1976-83) and L.A. Trade Tech (1983-85). "I'm very surprised and very honored," said Covert upon hearing the news from Cross Country and Track and Field Coach John Elders. "...
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