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By Joey Blum
The Chronicle 

Two extraordinary competitors going head-to-head in 400-meter hurdles


January 23, 2020


Track and field does not often lend itself to sustained dominance. The ability to deliver peak performance is challenged by any combination of physical realities, luck and fate. There are always younger athletes emerging to challenge the older ones. In this year's 400-meter hurdles, we will likely witness something special when two extraordinary athletes take the stage at the same time.

In 2019, the most acclaimed American track and field athlete was a 400-meter hurdler named Dalilah Muhammad, who was born and grew up in New York City. I grew up in New York City, but the only things I hurdl...

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