"I've been in a lot of close races," Dix said. "I can always feel if I won. I felt like I had a step on him. I knew he would basically have to throw his body across the line to win."
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But Dix, who said he's finally at his best after being limited by a hamstring injury for much of the past two years, beat him to the finish by a couple of inches.