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The Final Hurdle

Updated: January 19, 2009, 3:24 PM ET
By Jeremy Schaap | Special to ESPN.com

At 85 years old, Harrison Dillard is more than spry. He still has the grace and stamina of an athlete. This past summer, he drove from Cleveland to California and back again. He attended the Olympics in Beijing. He spoke on the subject of sports and society at the prestigious Aspen Institute. This old sprinter won't slow down and the subject of his own mortality appears to be far from his thoughts.

Still, on election night, when Barack Obama was elected the 44th president of the United States, ...

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