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Efraimson poised for more success

17-year-old posting world-class times, still enjoying life as high schooler

Updated: June 21, 2014, 2:38 PM ET
By Christopher Chavez | ESPN.com

NEW YORK -- Going into the bell lap of the women's 1,500-meter run at the 2014 adidas Grand Prix in New York City, 17-year-old Alexa Efraimson ran on the shoulders of world championship medalists Jenny Simpson and Brenda Martinez, and coach Mike Hickey watched.

Just four years ago, Hickey watched Efraimson practice as an eighth-grader and knew the potential for greatness was there.

"I remember going up to myhigh school coach and I said, 'This girl is special,'" Hickey, a coach at ...

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