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Amy Van Dyken

Van Dyken Is Toughing It Out

[Amy] Van Dyken, who hopes to make it back from major shoulder injuries …, has raised the pre-race psyche-job to an art form. She will do just about anything she can think of within legal limits—or nearly so—to distract and demoralize foes just before the start of races. The imposing 6-footer will grunt, spit into the opponents' lane, stick out her tongue at them, clap her hands or simply lock on with a cold, Mike Tyson-style stare.

Source: Harris, Stephen. Boston Herald (May 28, 2000): B2.

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