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Date of Birth:
Hometown: Evanston, Ill.
Current Residence: Columbus, Ohio
Sport: Track and field
Event: 3,000-meter steeplechase
College: Ohio State
Coach: Lee Labadie
Previous Olympics: 1996 - 11th in heats.
World Championships: 1999 - 7th in heats.
National Championships: 2003 - 4K cross-country champ, 3rd in steeple; 2002 - 11th; 2001 - 8th; 2000 - 8th; 1999 - 2nd; 1998 - 11th; 1996 - 2nd at trials; 1995 - 7th in heats.
2004 Qualifying: 3rd in U.S. trials
Other career highlights: Gary enters his eighth season as cross country head coach and track and field distance coach at Ohio State in the fall; 1994 Big Ten steeplechase champion.