Boys' cross-country: Friendly rivalry helped push Ellsworth's Curts to new heights

When it was finally over, after Dan Curts and Silas Eastman had raced for the third time in five months, had pushed each other for not quite 41 minutes of carefully measured time around a track on Mt. Desert Island, through a hilly park in Manchester, N.H., and, in the rubber match, over the fields adjacent to Troy Howard Middle School in Belfast, they went off together for a cool-down jog, just the two of them.
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