Rob Murphy

June 19, 2018

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Salt Lake City,Ut,

Member Since:

Feb 11, 2010



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Running Accomplishments:

I had some success in high school and college. Winner 1985 Rod Dixon Run 

Had a fair amount of success as a Masters runner for most of my 40s. 

Short-Term Running Goals:

Have fun, not get fat, stay fit.

Long-Term Running Goals:

 Keep running in some fashion.


I teach AP European History and other courses at Alta High School. I coached the track and cross country teams at Alta for 16 years.

Married, two kids - Abby and Andy

My Twitter  @murphy_rob

Miles:This week: 15.55 Month: 124.10 Year: 1138.99
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Well, I'm very SAD today. So much so that I wrote sad in all caps.

It turns out there's this organization called The National Civics League which awards "ALL AMERICA CITY" awards to 10 communities in the United States each year who "demonstrate innovation, inclusiveness, civic engagement, and cross sector collaboration by describing successful efforts to address pressing local challenges".

Since 1949 when they began handing out the award, cities in 49 states and Puerto Rico have won the award. The only state that hasn't? UTAH.

 I discovered this while researching for todays lesson on the Progressive Era. 

Nice run over lunch. 8 miles in the Dimple Dell Gully. About 60 miles this week and only 4 on the treadmill. So that's good I guess. 


Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00Calories: 0.00
From Jake K on Fri, Feb 24, 2012 at 09:37:08 from

Cleveland, Des Moines, Kansas City, and Phoenix have all won the award 5 times! I'm so glad I took the time to look that up.

We should nominate a city. How about Alta?

From Rob Murphy on Fri, Feb 24, 2012 at 10:15:58 from

Alta is like twelve millionaires clustered around ski slopes. I'm not sure what there "pressing local challenges" would be.

From Jake K on Fri, Feb 24, 2012 at 10:26:11 from

D4 Avalanches

From steve ash on Fri, Feb 24, 2012 at 16:53:39 from

Considering the amount of volunteerism at our last Olympic games and peoples willingness to help their neighbors in need I would think Utah should be at the top of the list don't you?

From Rob Murphy on Fri, Feb 24, 2012 at 17:50:29 from

I was kind of surprised. But you have to apply for the award. Maybe no Utah city ever does?

From Wesley Hunt on Sat, Feb 25, 2012 at 11:50:32 from

Look on the bright least you got to lecture about the Progressive Era. TR's definitely in my Top 5.

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