Shani Davis, Chad Hedrick Race With Class

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Shani Davis had a card made up that read “underdog,” a motivational ploy he looked at daily to remind him to stay hungry no matter how many pundits predicted gold in the 1,500-meter men’s speed skate.

Chad Hedrick kept taking every quiet moment to dream the same dream over and over – winning gold in his final individual race as an Olympian, going out in style at age 32.

They were two Americans, profoundly different men carrying the same single goal.

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