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June 25 2017

2017 Western States 100 Group Think Predictions

While it always means staying up late on one of the busiest weeks of the entire year, as always here are YOURWestern States 100 group-think predictions in one of my favorite iRunFar articles of each and every year. Yes, it's geeky, but it's also informative as heck. For the ninth-straight year, we've tabulated and taken a look at all the votes cast in our Western States prediction contest. In the past, these 'group think' predictions have generally been (much) better at forecasting the race's outcome than individual pickers. So, if you're looking for a solid relative ranking of this year's Western States 100 competitors, look no further.


[Editor's Note: You can readboth our women's and men's previews ahead of the race and followour live race coveragestarting 6 a.m. PDT on Saturday.]


How the Group Think Predictions Work

Back to the predictions. Below, we attempt to apply a hive-mentality approach to see how the men's and women's fields play out when the collective thoughts of over 1,100 participants are accumulated. In addition to showing how many picks the top runners received for each place, we ranked the runners by MVP-style voting (i.e., 8 points for first, 7 points for second, and so on). Both the men's and women's tables show all WS runners who accumulated 30or more points. Read on to see how the masses predicted the outcome for the Big Dance this weekend as well as some iRunFar analysis of those predictions and commentary on the race.


The Just Rewards

Thanks again to all who participated in the contest! After this weekend, four lucky winners will be crowned and receive prize packs courtesy of Drymax, Altra, GU Energy, and Julbo with the grand-prize winner also getting a sweet triptych from Maggie Tides. Remember to follow us on Twitter to receive updates on the leaders throughout the day to see how your picks are performing.


2017 Western States 100 Women's Field



Interesting Women's Field Notes



  • It's no surprise when the defending champ returns as the odds on favorite and such is the case with Kaci Lickteig this year. She was the top vote getter for first place by more than a 2-1 ratio and the clear favorite in the point total.

  • Magdalena Boulet, the 2015 women's champ, was the top vote getter for both second and third place, as well as the clear second in the point total.

  • Stephanie Violett, who won in 2014 and was third in 2015 before missing last year's race, was ranked third, but bunched with YiOu Wang who finished 13th in last year's race. Violett had the most votes for a fourth-place finish, while Wang had the most votes to finish fifth.

  • Only a few weeks off winning the Comrades Marathon, Camille Herron was ranked fifth and didn't receive the most votes for any single position.

  • Aside from Lickteig, each of the rest of the returning finishers from last year's top 10 were ranked significantly lower than their finish last year with last year's runner up Amy Sproston being ranked sixth (and the top vote getter to finish sixth and seventh), last year's fourth-place finisher Amanda Basham ranked 9th, last year's fifth-place finisher Alissa St. Laurent ranked 12th, and last year's eighth-place finisher Maggie Guterl ranked 11th. Note that St. Laurent was also ranked 12th in last year's group think.

  • In both the women's and men's race, three runners making their Western States debut are ranked in the top 10. On the women's side, that includes Herron (fifth), Andrea Huser (seventh), and Clare Gallagher (eighth). Huser is also the only foreign woman ranked in the top 10.

  • Ranked 10th overall, Meghan Laws (formerly Arbogast) had the most votes to finish eighth and the third-most votes to finish seventh. With four finishes between sixth and 10th in the past six years (along with a fourth and a 12th place), she's a solid safety pick.

  • With Boulet, Sproston, Huser, and Laws, four masters women were ranked in the top 10. The order was a bit different in the independent voting for top masters woman with the order going: Boulet (571), Laws (277), Huser (108), Sproston (76).

  • Slightly reversing the trend of an increasing percentage of women at least getting one vote, the percentage dropped to 92% this year, the lowest such percentage since 84% received a vote (with 25% fewer total votes) in 2013. Along the same lines, the number of women receiving 10 or more points decreased for the fourth-straight year, going from62 to 57 to 51 to 47.


2017 Western States 100 Men's Field



Interesting Men's Field Notes



  • With only one previous men's champ returning and that being the very first in Gordy Ainsleigh, you'd think the men's picks would be wide open. Hardly. Never has there been such a lopsided favorite in one of our group thinks than Jim Walmsley for this year's race. The next closest would be Ellie Greenwood at roughly 7-1 (367/52) over the next place woman (Lizzy Hawker) before the 2012 race. Walmsley outpaced the next most picked winner, Jeff Browning, at an incredible 96-1 ratio (1056/11)!Further, 1091 out of 1121 (97.3%) people who voted three-men deep chose Walmsley to finish on the podium. What's more, he received significantly more first-place votes (1056) than any one else received votes in total. (Browning had the next most votes for any of the top-eight positions with 994.) The previous men's high for percentage of maximum number of points was Rob Krar's 92.2% in 2015, while Walmsley hit a whopping 97.1% of the maximum point total.

  • There was a rather tight race for second, with Browning just outpacing Chris Mocko on the basis of more votes and being the top vote getter to finish third or fourth. On the other hand, more folks picked Mocko to finish second outright than anyone else.

  • Only Alex Nichols in sixth broke up the foreigners' stretch from fourth through 10th. I don't believe that six foreigners have previously been picked in the top 10, so, perhaps, (1) the foreign competition is increasing, (2) the domestic competition is decreasing, (3) voters are becoming more aware of international talent, or (4) some combination of these. These foreigners are: 4. Thomas Lorblanchet, 5. Ian Sharman, 7. Jonas Buud, 8. Elov Olsson, 9. Ryan Sandes, and 10. Paul Giblin.

  • Of last year's top 10, Lorblanchet is the only man the group think predicts to finish in the same position as last year. The group think moves Browning up from third to second, Mocko up from seventh to third, and Sharman from sixth to fifth. On the other hand, it drops Giblin from fifth to 10th and Pietari from eighth to 13th. Just outside the top 10, the group think put Tfol Castanyer in 12th, right where he finished last year.

  • Ian Sharman appears to be a favorite safety pick in the contest, with the second most votes for fifth while being the leading vote getter for sixth, seventh, and eighth position. That's not unreasonable given his seven-straight top-10 finishes at the race. Also, I believe this is the third-straight year in which Sharman was the top vote getter for each of the sixth, seventh, and eighth positions.

  • Each of the top five ranked runnersWalmsley, Browning, Mocko, Lorblanchet, Sharmanreceived more total votes than any lower ranked runner and the highest vote total for each of the top eight positions was found among these five. [Added June 22 10:30 a.m. PDT]

  • Only two masters men, Browning and Buud, were ranked in the top 10. Unlike the women, the independent top men's master ranked reflected the overall ranking with Browning (641) getting many more votes than Buud (142). Michael Wardian (97), Jesse Haynes (48), and Castanyer (34) rounded out the top five in men's masters voting.

  • Hey California, there are three ColoradansNichols, Avery Collins, and Pietari and two Bend, Oregon residentsSharman and Ryan Kaiserbefore the second Californian in the group think. Interestingly, the second and third Californians in the group thinkChristopher Denucci (15th) and Jesse Haynes (16th)actually finished ninth and 10th last year.

  • For the first time in a while, there was actually a drop in the number of men receiving at least one vote, going from 164 last year to 142 this year.

  • All the way down in 19th, David Byrne of Australia might be the highest ranked 100-mile debutant in the race!

  • Ranked sixth through eighth, Nichols, Buud, and Olson are the highest ranked Western States rookies.

  • Amongst non-running celebrities, former Major League Soccer player Nate Jaqua outpaced Charles Humphrey III of the bluegrass band Steep Canyon Rangers 10 to six. (As a SCR fan since 2002, go Charles!)


Notes On Participation



  • At least three runners on the above tables voted, with the two men I spotted picked themselves above the group think ranking and the woman matching her group thinking ranking. Both spouses of runners on the table picked their significant other about the runners group think ranking. [Added June 22 11 a.m. PDT]

  • At least four former Western States champs voted with Kaci and Jim ranking first. They tended to rank Olsson, Buud, Sandes, and Huser above their group think rankings. [Added June 22 11 a.m. PDT]


Call for Comments



  • So what do you think about the group-think prediction?

  • What interesting observations have you made about the data?

  • How would you change your picks based on what you know now?

  • Want to make any of your predictions public? If so, leave a comment!



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  • Camille Herron Pre-2017 Western States 100 Interview

    Three weeks ago, Camille Herronwon the 2017 Comrades Marathon. This weekend, she’s doubling down at the 2017Western States 100. In the following interview, Camille talks about what it’s been like trying to recover and turn the mind and body over from Comrades to Western States, if she thinks she has recovered, how she plans to strategically approach her first 100-mile race, and how she thinks her trail skills have developed in her year-plus racing on trails.


    You can find out more about who’s racing this weekend in our women’s and men’s previews, and follow the race with our live coverage on Saturday.



    Camille Herron Pre-2017 Western States 100 Interview Transcript


    Full transcript coming soon.





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    June 18 2017

    Patience: A Hard Rock To Carry

    It’s Friday night and I’m sitting here. I tap out the words in my cell-phone notes. A meager attempt at my next article, this article. But this is as far as I get. Not one word more.


    Frontier Airlines flight F9 170 bound for Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. That’s where I am, sitting in an aisle seat, shivering. Sure, I have a nice, warm full zip tucked inside my pack, but that is stashed in an overhead luggage compartment several rows behind me. Not wanting to cause a raucous going on an airplane scavenger hunt, I simply pull my arms inside my t-shirt and shiver. A while later I cave. Reaching into the garment bag hanging at my feet, I pull out my rarely warn suit jacket and put it on. I’m not much for suits, I only have it with me because I’m going to a wedding. But in my feverish state, I’m thankful for it. It is no puffy jacket, but it’s better than nothing. Still cold, I drape the remaining garment bag over my legs and wait. I wait for landing, for warmth, for Philly, for Lancaster, for home.


    I think back over the past few months. I think about how they are so similar to my current situation. Sick on an airplane. It isn’t fun. Cramped and cold with a head that feels like it is about to implode (or explode). All you want to do is escape. To be free of that torturous space and state of being. You know exactly what you want, and yet it eludes you. You cannot just open a door and walk away. Like it or not you have to ride it out. You have to be patient.


    I have been aboard the patience train for quite some time now. But to clarify, I’m not even sure it’s a patience train. Perhaps that is what it’s supposed to be, but it feels a bit more like a I know what you want but you can’t have it yet train. A You need to sit here and learn train. A There is a blessing in disguise here that you can’t quite see train. A You fear this is the end, but really it’s just the beginning train.


    The train started around March. I was running down Barr Trail one day when my foot struck the ice and kept right on going. As my left foot flew forward, the rest of me jerked backward and to the right. I stayed on my feet, but I felt it the instant it happened, a sudden sensation of discomfort in my low back. Ooooh, that might be a problem, is what I thought to myself. Over the next few days of training, my thought manifested itself in an array of limps and compromised strides. At first I tried to train through it. I’ve limped and grimaced my way through a multitude of niggles over the years. Most times it’s worked. I hoped for the same. After about a week or so of grimacing and a stern talking to from my good physical-therapist friend Neil McDonagh, I took some rest days. Real rest days. As in no running. Yeah, I didn’t like it too much.


    After a mere five weeks, which in some ways felt like an eternity, I finally started to make some good progress. The smallest of runs seemed like the greatest victories. As time passed the runs lengthened, my stride improved, and fitness returned. And then, just as I was picking up steam, I caught a nasty stomach bug. Sure, I’ve had worse, and this one didn’t stop me from running, but for a few days it made my early morning training sessions quite grueling. In the grand scheme of things it wasn’t all that bad and passed soon enough, but still, it was a challenge.


    Fast forward a few weeks and I’m heading into a proper week of training. It wasn’t flawless, as the back still wasn’t 100%, but overall the training was good. And then, as if out of nowhere, I came down with the very cold that has me shivering my way back to Pennsylvania. Again, it’s not the end of the world. It’s just a little sickness. Still, it’s frustrating, it’s uncomfortable, and I want it to go away.


    When it comes to training, I’m used to things going fairly swimmingly. I have had very few injuries over the years, and recently, very little sickness as well. And so, I can’t really complain about any of these setbacks. But, at the same time, my good fortune also makes this a difficult time for me. Yet I believe that there is a bit of good in just about anything. So where is the good in this?


    Perhaps it is in the aspect of rest. Ultrarunning can be a very brutal sport. We push and pull and strain. We go higher, faster, longer, and farther. We set a goal and achieve it, or miss it, and then reach for the next one. At times this can be good, but without rest it leaves us burnt out, washed up, and stale. Training without rest is like food without salt. It’s bland. It’s plain. It’s less than what it should be. And so, as difficult as it is to rest, I do so knowing that rest, just like hard workouts, bring great things.


    As important as rest is, and as relevant a lesson, I feel that the last few months have also been teaching a lesson of patience. So often in life, we want things as fast as possible. We want what we want when we want it. We live in a world of fast cars, fast food, fast internet, and inherently, fast people. We want to run ALL the races and chase all the rabbits at the same time. We have a bird in our hand and yet we reach for the two in the bush, losing everything in the process. At times our ambitions can be good, but we must be very mindful not to let our impatience get the best of us.


    Thinking upon this, I’m reminded of a concept taught to me years ago by my good friend Amos King. Delayed gratification was what he called it. It’s the idea that sometimes there is something that you really want, but it’s not the right time for you to have it. And so, you bide your time. Your desire can still be there, but instead of giving into it, you wait for the right moment. Perhaps it is a race you really want to run, or a training volume you want to achieve. Don’t rush it just because you want it. Sure, if the timing is good and the opportunity is there, it may be time to go for it. However, don’t be afraid to bide your time.


    Listening to your body and biding your time can be a difficult thing to do in the world of ultrarunning. After all, we don’t even really have an off season. We bounce from one race to the next, chasing goals that oftentimes can’t keep pace with the grueling schedules we’ve arranged for ourselves. Sure, some do find a way to manage themselves wisely. They carve out an ‘off season,’ take time to rest, and make reasonable, well-thought-out race schedules. Far too often, however, athletes seem to chase unsustainable schedules that lead them into a deep, dark whole of burnout, injury, and fatigue.


    Many of us know the dangers of doing too much, and yet we do it anyway. But why? If we’re such smart beings, why do we do what we know we shouldn’t? Personally, I think the answer to this is not straightforward. For some, there can be pressure from sponsors. For others, the pressure comes from the qualifying standards set by race directors. In an attempt to obtain qualifying times, performances, points, and more, runners bounce from one race to the next until they are so burnt out that there is nothing left for the race they were actually trying to qualify for. And for others, the pressure comes as they chase awards and accolades. Sure, obtaining a title such as 'Ultrarunner of the Year’ is great, but I don’t think it’s everything. For me, I don’t want to be 'Ultrarunner of the Year’ if it means being 'Ultrarunner for a Year.’ Instead, I want to be 'Ultrarunner for Many Years,’ not burnt out and washed up. I don’t want to criticize people for winning 'Ultrarunner of the Year’ or some other sort of accolade. Perhaps some people can chase aggressive schedules, win, and do it without burning out. I too push myself very hard at times. Sometimes I probably push myself a bit harder than I should. And so, from one hard-pushing, pressure-feeling, imperfect, vulnerable runner to the next, I want to encourage people to practice sustainable running and training practices.


    For me, creating a sustainable running environment is largely a matter of choosing races wisely. As many know, I have some very special opportunities at my feet. This year I was presented with the chance to run both Hardrock and UTMB. Both 100 miles. Both incredibly tough. Both separated by seven weeks. Do I take them just because they are there and may never be again? Or, do I step back, and take a broader, more patient look at things? Do I dare to question what is best for my health and long-term well-being, and then make my decision accordingly? As hard as this can be, I think it is an important lesson to learn. Sure, sometimes in life we will do things that don’t make sense, and that may very well be a good decision. Not everything needs to make sense. When it comes to the big, important decisions, we must remember that sometimes patience is a hard rock to carry, but at times, the foundation of our success.


    Call for Comments (from Meghan)



    • Do you consider yourself a patient person? Do you have enough of it to sustain yourself in our fast-paced society, including in our trail culture?

    • When was the last time you were impatient and it didn’t benefit you? And how about a time where pulling the trigger early actually worked out okay if not amazing?





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    May 28 2017

    Leo Messi stars for Barcelona yet again as Alaves are beaten in the Copa del Rey final [Tweets]

    What more can we say about Leo Messi?!


    Well, we are going to try since the Argentine superstar has once again guided Barcelona to a final victory


    Leo Messi was outstanding for Barcelona against Alaves on Saturday evening as the Catalans won the Copa del Rey final 3-1.


    This was Messi’s 700th official game for both club and country and the Barcelona star shows no signs of slowing up on an incredible career.


    Barcelona 3 Alaves 1


    After 30 minutes, Leo Messi got the ball rolling for Barcelona with a classic opening goal, curled home after a 1-2.


    Theo Hernandez pulled a goal back for Alaves but Barcelona took complete control before the break.


    Neymar made it 2-1 before Messi pulled out another incredible assist for 3-1 deep into first half injury time.


    The second half was devoid of a huge amount of chances and there was a surprise to see Messi booked.


    Nevertheless, the season ends with Messi and Barcelona winning a trophy and its a quality send off for Luis Enrique.


    See how social media enjoyed another Leo Messi masterclass below.






    Antonio Conte was unhappy with two big calls v Arsenal in the FA Cup final

    Chelsea losethe FA Cup final


    It was an amazing first season forAntonio Conte in England, but it ended on a sour note.


    Chelsea lost the FA Cup final to Arsenal, and the Gunners were good value for their victory.




    The Premier League champions were second best at Wembley, especially in the first half, as Arsenal could have gone into the break 3-up having repeatedly hit the Chelsea woodwork.


    After the break Victor Moses left Chelsea down to ten men following a second booking, while Aaron Ramsey’s instant reply to Diego Costa’s leveller eventually won the showpiece.


    Antonio Conte complains


    In his post match presser after the final, Conte expressed his doubts over two big moments in the game.


    Firstly, he questioned whether Alexis Sanchez’s opener should have stood as the Italian thought there was a handball in the build up to the goal.


    As for the Moses red card, Conte said he believed the Chelsea player fell aftercontact.








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    Did Conte have a point?





    March 16 2017

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    March 12 2017

    What Pediatricians can Know by Joining MAPS Pediatric Courses

    Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) has affected a large population of children in America and other countries. Pediatricians are faced with the job of providing proper treatment and care to such children to help them cope up with their challenges and thrive. To offer quality care and treatment to autistic children, pediatricians need to equip themselves with in-depth and up to date knowledge about ASD and other neurodevelopmental disorders. MAPS pediatric courses, offered by the Medical Academy of Pediatric Special Needs, are specially designed to prepare doctors and pediatricians provide superior care to children with autism.

    If you are a pediatrician, you can gain valuable knowledge by enrolling in MAPS pediatric courses. Below are the things about which you can get education and knowledge by joining such a course:

    What is Autism Spectrum Disorder?

    Autism Spectrum Disorder refers to several developmental disorders characterized by:

    • Problems in social interaction and social communication in various settings
    • Reluctant to any changes in daily routines and/or repetitive behaviors
    • Symptoms starting in early childhood, generally within 2 years of age
    • Symptoms causing the person to require the help of others in his/her daily life

    What are the symptoms and signs of ASD?

    Below are the symptoms of ASD. Everyone with ASD may not show all these symptoms, but most people would show several of them.

    • Having unusual behaviors or repetition of certain behaviors
    • Having greatly focused interests, like with parts of objects or moving things
    • Having an extreme, lasting interest in particular topics, like facts, details or numbers
    • Becoming upset by slight changes in routine or being placed within an overstimulating or new setting
    • Making inconsistent or little eye contact
    • Less tendency to listen to and look at people within their environment
    • Rarely wanting to share enjoyment of activities or objects by showing or pointing things to others
    • Responding unusually when anger, affection, or distress is shown by others
    • Being slow at or failing to respond to name and/or other verbal attempts made to seek their attention

    People affected by ASD may face other troubles too, like sleep problems, irritability, digestion problems, and sensory sensitivity (sensitivity to temperature, textures of clothing, noise or light).

    People affected by ASD may also possess several abilities and strengths, like:

    Having an above-average level of intelligence
    Having the ability to learn things in a detailed manner, and remember details and information for long time periods
    Being strong auditory and visual learners
    Being excellent in art, music, science, and math

    How are children with ASD tested and evaluated?

    As recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics, children should be screened with standardized tests at the age of 9, 18, 24, and 30 months. Some examples of such tests are Social Responsiveness Scale (SRS), Social Communication Questionnaire (SCQ), and Checklist for Autism in Toddlers (CHAT).
    It's recommended that a child should be referred to a neuropsychologist for formal tests and examinations of cognitive level (Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children), evaluation of behaviors related to autism (Childhood Autism Rating Scale or Gilliam Autism Rating Scale), and assessing adaptive functioning (Vineland Adaptive Behavior Scale). MAPS pediatric courses offer a detailed explanation of all kinds of tests used to screen and examine children for autism.

    These examinations and tests are essential to determine the comorbid conditions and intellectual skills and abilities of a child. The results of these tests will help guide placement in school for maximizing the potential of the child. They will also provide a realistic prognosis to caregivers. However, the abilities and skills of a child may vary over time and interim analysis may help in guiding the family.

    Apart from these areas, MAPS pediatric courses provides education and knowledge to pediatricians on several other valuable areas in the field of ASD and other neurodevelopmental disorders. If you want to stay updated in the realm of developmental problems faced by children, MAPS pediatric courses can prove to be highly helpful for you.

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    Therapy Cat Caturday at a New Hospital

    somali cat in therapy cat vest


    It's been a couple of weeks since my last therapy cat visit, and I was glad to get back to work! I went to a new hospital this time, that just approved visits for me. It's a hospital for children, and it was founded by a bunch of important guys who wear funny hats.


    somali cat looks around lobby of new hospital where she is a therapy cat


    I actually had been to this location once before, when I was evaluated to be in the therapy pet program. But there were a lot of things I hadn't noticed before, like all the paintings on the walls! There were also a couple of carousel horses in the lobby. My human wanted to get a photo of me with one, but I was too excited to stay still.


    There were not a lot of children to visit today, as the hospital is actually changing location soon. So it was a little quiet, which was good because it gave me a chance to get to know the surroundings. The children that I did see were nice and even the littlest girl, who was probably about three, knew to pet me gently and not grab my fur. The hardest part was visiting the physical therapy room. Physical therapy is not fun for humans, especially little ones, and I could feel my human tense up. She was worried the children would be too preoccupied and maybe hurting too much to want to see me. Of course they did want to see me, so I will have to do something to get her to relax in the future. Sometimes the hardest part of being a therapy cat is when you are the stronger team member, and you have to carry your human.


    The most unusual visit was when I spent some time with a boy whose artificial leg was getting looked at by a doctor. That is something I never saw before! I know that kitties lose limbs sometimes, but I didn't realize it happens to people too.


    In addition to the children, I visited with their families and the hospital staff. A dog team came along, and the dog was about the size of my pal Duffy. Except this little dog was nearly the same color as me! By the end of the visit we both were a little tired, so his human was able to get the photo by the carousel horse that my human couldn't at the beginning. The therapy group posted it on their Facebook page, and I thought you might like to see it too.



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    March 05 2017

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    Claude & Ty have a classic Wenger fight after Liverpool (Arsenal Fan TV)

    Wenger in v Wenger out


    Two of Arsenal Fan TV’s most well-known figures, pessimist Claude and eternal optimist Ty, had it out once again after the Liverpool defeat.


    Claude started off with a generally composed rant following yet another appalling result for Arsenal.


    Things heated up when Claude called for Arsene Wenger to walk from his job first thing Sunday morning.


    Ty chimed in with a partial defence of Wenger, however he wasn’t really allowed to say too much as he was shouted down by angry Gooners.


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    February 26 2017

    Juan Mata flies to Spain on eve of Man Utd vs Southampton

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