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Welsch Sisters Get NY Times to Write Their Race Report

Posted Nov 05 2012 12:37pm

Remember Kaytlynn and Heather Welsch ? Aged 12 and 10, they are distance trail running prodigies. So much so that the New York Times followed them to the XTerra trail run champhionships in Utah and wrote a 5,000-word race report – coupled with thinly veiled questions about whether the Welsches are fit parents.

I encourage you to read the piece, but if you wonder whether the Welsches are doing what’s best for their girls, you should also wonder whether having a Times reporter follow them around and analyze their family interactions is the best way to make that determination. Mr. Welsch in particular comes across as a jerk, and maybe he is, but keep in mind that whether Kaytlynn and Heather run or not, he will still be their father.


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