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Born to Run

The Los Angeles Jets youth track and field club is one of the oldest and most established running teams in California. It was founded in South Los Angeles in 1973 by then West Vernon Elementary school teacher Ron Moore.  Five years later James Robertson and Booker Woods joined as coaches and the team became one of the largest co-ed running groups in the city.

The team has won over two hundred national titles and helped trained some of the best athletes in the sport. One of them is Obea Moore, considered one of the fastest sprinters of his time. In Born to Run, Socal Connected looks at what happened to LA Jets’ Obea Moore and the current state of youth track and field today.

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