"She's in a different orbit right now," her longtime coach, Clyde Hart, said. "She's doing things in training and in workouts that she's never done before."
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"Sanya's at the same place Michael was at in 1995 and '96, when he broke through and started running record times," Hart said. "She's gotten stronger and learned the race a little bit more. I think it's that time for her."