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    A nice story from the local paper for the Chris Solinsky fans out there (I know you're there):

    The last thing Chris Solinsky sees before he closes his eyes at night is his summer to-do list, posted on the ceiling above his bed.

    It's a reminder that he needs to literally get off to a running start the next day.

    Here are the highlights:

    First, Solinsky hopes to break his personal best in the mile (3 minutes 57.8 seconds) at the Nike Mile on May 29 in Beaverton, Ore.

    Then he plans to take a crack at training partner Matt Tegenkamp's U.S. record in the two-mile (8:07.07) on June 8 at the Prefontaine Classic.

    After that, he'll try to knock off world champion Bernard Legat and Tegenkamp and win the 5,000 meters at the U.S. Olympic trials, June 27 to July 6 in Eugene, Ore.

    Last, but not least, he wants to stand on the podium at the Olympic Games in Beijing.

    Journal Sentinel article

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