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The Way They Are

One look at these athletes at the moment their talent bloomed and you'll know how sweet it is to be a Can't-Miss Kid

."COLOR PHOTOphotograph by Peter Read Miller ALLYSON FELIX 2003 age 17 Touted as track's next star after breaking Marion Jones's U.S. high school 200-meter record in 2003, her silver in Athens was an early fulfillment of that promise.