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s prin ter

  • n  someone who runs a short distance at top speed

  • At the 1936 Games in Berlin, sprinter Jesse Owens won the 100m gold with a blistering time of 10.
  • Iraqi sprinter Dana Hussein, 21, was already discouraged a month ago.
  • American sprinter Justin Gatlin, who ran a 9.
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  • Fabian Cancellara in The Associated Press
    Sprints are never easy,Cancellara said. "They're psychologically very hard. Today, we saw a nice thing: After all the buzz around him — the young sprinter, the big mouth and all that — he's a real sprinter."
  • Oscar Pistorius in Seattle Times
    I've been chucked in the deep end with the best guys in the world,Pistorius said Tuesday. "There's a lot to learn. There never has been a Paralympic sprinter to fuse the gap between able-bodied and disabled sport. The next single amputee...

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