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Topic - Ray Benecki
Sometimes, when the alarm clock buzzes at 4:45 a.m. or her rotator cuff starts throbbing halfway through an 8,500-meter workout, Kate Ziegler would love to become a regular 19-year-old student at George Mason, somebody who doesn't have to schedule visits to Dulles Town Center around marathon swimming sessions, meetings with her agent and sponsorship commitments around the country.
"Making it in the 800 is probably her best bet because she's so far ahead of the next-closest American [nearly eight seconds at worlds]," Benecki says. "The 400 is a good one but not her safest one, and she's fourth in the U.S. in the 200, which would give her a shot in the relay."
"She's different," Benecki says.