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Nico Young finishes historic college career with a bang. Now he’s off to the Olympic trials!

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A post shared by Nico Young (@nico__young__)One of the best distance runners in college, Young is a strong contender to make his first Olympics.

Back in January, he set the NCAA record in the 5,000-meter with a time of 12:57.17. He’s the only college runner in history to break the 13-minute threshold.Even more impressively, Young was battling knee pain in the lead-up to his record-setting performance.A couple of months later, Young followed up his triumph with two wins at the NCAA Division 1 National Championships in Boston.

In the 5,000-meter, a grueling race in which runners complete 12.5 laps before finishing, Young ran his final quarter in just 54.3 seconds.

It was his first NCAA title.Nico Young wins his first NCAA title closing in 54.3‼️‼️pic.twitter.com/2mywzs5zWiAs an encore performance, Young dominated the 3,000-meter the next day, winning the race in record time.

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