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Hackett wins 400m freestyle at Australian swim trials

Updated: December 3, 2006, 9:39 AM ET
Associated Press

BRISBANE, Australia -- Grant Hackett won the 400-meter freestyle event Sunday at the Australian swim trials, which is missing its usual main attraction: the now-retired Ian Thorpe.

Thorpe retired nearly two weeks ago at the age of 24, all but handing Australian dominance of the race over to Hackett, the Olympic and world record holder in the 1,500 meters.

Hackett, competing at the Chandler Aquatic Centre for the first time since shoulder surgery, finished in 3 minutes, ...

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