Running the Numbers: Backstory, November 2012

Some stories take a day to report. Others, like Joe Spring's profile of Navajo cross-country coach Shaun Martin, "Running Down a Dream," are a bit more involved. "The best stories sometimes take the longest to report," says Sam Moulton, who edited Spring's piece. For Spring, who lives in Charleston, South Carolina, it was a five-year process. Here's how it played out.

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