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Little Al's accomplishment no small feat

Updated: June 20, 2003, 3:41 PM ET
By Eddie Cheever Jr. | Special to ESPN.com

Cheever I entered the gym at Texas Motor Speedway and thought I was alone. I wasn't. There, back in a far corner, was a lone figure on a treadmill. I thought, "Naw, it can't be him." It was.

The morning of his victory at Texas, Al Unser Jr. was sweating his guts out on a treadmill. I thought, "That's not the same guy I knew 12 months ago." I trained for about 30 minutes and got up to leave. There was Al, still running, still sweating, still making amends.

I'm not saying that his ...

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