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Monica Hargrove's body shot

The sprinter talks about how hard-core gym training gives her a leg up on the track

Originally Published: May 28, 2014
By Amy Brachmann | ESPN The Magazine

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MONICA HARGROVE burst onto the professional track scene in 2006 with a silver medal in the 4x400-meter relay at the world indoor championships. Since then, she's been among the nation's best in the 400. Coming off her victory in the women's 4x400 relay at the world indoor championships in Sopot, Poland, in March -- her first international gold medal -- the 31-year-old shows no signs ...

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