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North Mason grad headed to Olympics

CJ Allen, a 2013 graduate of North Mason High School, is headed to the Paris Olympics with Team USA.

Competing in the 400-meter hurdles at the U.S. Track & Field Olympic Team Trials on June 30 in Eugene, Oregon, Allen finished with a time of 47.81 seconds in the event finals, earning second place and qualifying for the Olympics, which begin later this month.

“I was 10 years old when I saw the Olympics go off. I said that one day I’d be an Olympian,” Allen said in a YouTube interview with CITIUS MAG, which is available at “I’ve been running the hurdles for 1...


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