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Gardner looks to next challenge

Updated: April 22, 2012, 2:25 AM ET
By Wayne Drehs

IOWA CITY, Iowa -- It was sometime on Friday morning when Rulon Gardner was forced to face the unthinkable. The body of the man who had seemingly endured all -- from a snowmobile accident to a plane crash, from a Russian he was told was unbeatable to weighing 474 pounds -- was telling him it had had enough.

He needed to lose just six more pounds to make the necessary weight to qualify for Saturday's U.S. Olympic wrestling trials and had six-and-a-half more hours until he had to weigh ...

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