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Local Swimmer Re-Ignites Flame Of Olympic Hopes, Reports Spokesman's Jim Allen

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Spokesman.com - Years after a pair of devastating injuries that left her doubting herself and her future, almost-Olympian Diana MacManus is "ready to dream again."

Her personal Olympic flame was doused several years ago. She was training for a triathlon and fell on her bike, tearing a disc in her back. Later, at the University of Texas, she dislocated her elbow on a hard turn.

Earlier this month at a masters event at the Kroc Center in Coeur d'Alene, MacManus shattered the current published national masters record in the 50-meter backstroke by more than a second and a half. She missed a world record by twelve-hundredths of a second – "the blink of an eyelash," she said.

To read full article by Spokesman-Review's Jim Allen, click here   http://www.spokesman.com/stories/2012/mar/21/successes-boost-cda-swimmers-hopes/

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