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Whatever happened to Bucky Cox, who recently was mentioned in your 25 years ago column? Did he become a famous runner?

Bucky Cox was a Cordley School student who gained national prominence in the late '70s by running marathons and setting age-group records for the grueling 26-mile-plus event.

Cox quit running in 1983 at the age of 11 after passing the 12,000-mile plateau. Three years later, Cox left Lawrence with his trainer Ray Foster and his mother, Joni Maxwell, when Foster was hired as a psychologist for Grambling State University in Grambling, La. At last report, Cox was a wildfire fighter in Oregon.


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