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Ollie, UConn complete 3.4-mile Husky run

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STORRS, Conn. (AP) UConn coach Kevin Ollie put a new twist on the annual road race that marks the end of his team's preseason conditioning, and the unofficial start of a new basketball campaign.

The 41-year-old former NBA guard laced up his own running shoes Wednesday and ran the 3.4 mile course with his team and some of its fans in the pouring rain. He finished the Husky Run in 21 minutes, 25 seconds, behind just two of his players.

"He set the tone to let us know that we're going to be working extremely hard this year for the fans and to produce," said guard Ryan Boatright.

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