McFarland High: Running for their coach, their families, their town

The boys from McFarland were the unlikely champs of California cross-country. Their story is extraordinary not only for their athletic achievement, but for what they had to overcome to even be in the running. Their 1990s journey is chronicled in "McFarland, USA," a Disney film starring Kevin Costner.

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Grueling season: McFarland cross-country team toils for 6th straight title

McFarland runners, unlikely California champs, race for their coach, Jim White, their families and their poverty-stricken farm town.

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McFarland cross-country runners' quest touches strangers