A Sydney Sightseer

This time, Michael Johnson won't be the show in Sydney. So he'll take it slower--until the gun goes off

"When I strain a muscle, it's very different from when you strain a muscle," Michael Johnson explains unnecessarily. "You can go to work limping. I can't."

Johnson appears relaxed, happy and fit as he updates us on the hamstring strain that brought a dramatic end to his duel at 200 m with his in-your-face rival Maurice Greene at the Olympic trials. On July 23, Johnson shut down early in the race and Greene pulled up shortly after, two drag racers coming apart at high speed. So neither will compete in the 200 at Sydney, though both will be present and half...

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