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Crocker could win gold in Athens

Updated: August 6, 2004, 10:01 AM ET
By Eric Adelson | ESPN The Magazine

Malls scared him. That told Ian Crocker something was wrong. Crocker loved store windows, loved looking, loved buying. Now he avoided all of it. He got nervous at the idea of public places, where people would see him and maybe whisper about him. His skin got hot just thinking about malls. So he didn't go.

The car scared him. Another bad sign. Crocker loved old cars -- loved his old car, a red 1971 Buick Riviera. He named her 'Berta, after a Clapton tune. But the summer of 2002 wasn't ...

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