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Dartmouth graduate and three-time Heps cross country champion Ben True has returned to health. After suffering with a virus that set him back during the Olympic Trials, True has picked himself up and is posting a simply amazing year.

On Wednesday he won the 3,000-meter run at Ireland’s Morton Pre-Games, running 7:44.40 to beat Elliott Heath and Bobby Curtis. It also shaved more than 12 seconds off the stadium and meet record previously held by the great Eamonn Coghlan.

(Side note: True is now one of four Ivy Leaguers to hold Morton Games records, joining Yale high hurdler Peter Coghlan, Harvard discus thrower Nick Sweeney and Brown intermediate hurdler Susan Smith-Walsh.)

True’s record run came just five days after running a personal-best 13:20.53 to take second in the 5k at the Flanders Cup in Belgium. Earlier this year True hit the Olympic A standard in the 10k, running 27:41 at the Payton Jordan Invitational in Palo Alto, Calif.

He also outsprinted Sam Chelanga to win the BAA 5k in April.

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