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Jessica Hardy wins 100 breast

Updated: August 5, 2011, 12:16 AM ET
Associated Press

STANFORD, Calif. -- Closing in on the finish, Jessica Hardy didn't think she was going to win. Then she changed her mind and went for the wall.

Hardy outraced Ann Chandler over the final lap to win the 100-meter breaststroke at the U.S. national championships Thursday night.

"It was like a growth. That race has been pretty fragile the last couple years," Hardy said. "To have been mentally strong at the end of the race is something I've been trying to do my whole career."

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