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Mississippi State football coach stars in this running game

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Mississippi State football coach Dan Mullen likes to emphasize the importance of mental toughness to his players. The next time he sees his team, he’ll be able to draw from personal experience.

Mullen completed the Boston Marathon in 4 hours, 28 minutes, 35 seconds. Not bad for someone who had never competed in a race, never mind a marathon.

“I’ve never even ran a 5K,” said Mullen shortly after crossing the finish line. “I trained for this, but I’ve never done any type of race before.”

Yet he never had any doubt about being able to complete the race.

“It was just a matter of how painful it was going to be,” said Mullen. “But there was no chance I wasn’t going to finish.”

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