Alan King has hit the big time. At least in southwest central lower Billings :-)
Seriously - there is a monthly Magic City Magazine that is produced by the Billings Gazette. In the March 2009 edition, local masters runner Stephen Kosar did a great profile on Alan, especially as it relates to his work as coach of the Rocky Mountain XC squad.
Given Stephen's knowledge of the sport, the article is a much better insight into our sport than what you see in most local media coverage.
Alan is well deserving of the accolades. He is committed to and passionate about the sport. Beyond his individual accomplishments as one of the outstanding open runners in the Nortwhest, he also regularly gives back to the sport in many ways. He's clearly one of the shining stars of the new generations of runners.
To view the article, check out the Rocky Mountain Running King story at http://www.magiccitymagazine.com/
As an added bonus, if you read the article closely, you'll see reference to a couple of the "old-timers" of the sport.
The Muddy Buzzard.