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Olympic Snub Drives TU’s O’Hare to NCAA Mile Record

February 20, 2013

By John E. Hoover, World Sports 

Chris O'Hare face contorted, wrought by pain and fatigue.

His muscles tore at his soul. Lactic acid collected in his slender legs like leaden boots.

"I am absolutely dead," his body told him. "Like, I could stop right now. I'm really tired, and I've still got 300 meters to go."

But O'Hare, a 22-year-old University of Tulsa senior, thought about his disappointment last summer with the Olympics, and he thought about his role as America's top collegiate Miler, his standing as the best runner from Scotland, and he somehow found the strength to sprint the last lap and shatter the NCAA record.

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