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  • Both had already distinguished themselves as athletes: he shattered several Eton records and ranked among the top one hundred swimmers his age in the fifty-meter freestyle; her record in the high jump would stand for years.

    William and Kate

  • Expecting writing short stories to prepare you for writing novels is like running fifty-meter sprints to prepare for a marathon.

    INTERVIEW: Elizabeth Bear

  • Both had already distinguished themselves as athletes: he shattered several Eton records and ranked among the top one hundred swimmers his age in the fifty-meter freestyle; her record in the high jump would stand for years.

    William and Kate

  • Spider had won blue ribbons in the fifty-meter dash, had once had his picture in the paper, and planned to run the New York City Marathon one day.

    Strangers at the Feast

  • Spider had won blue ribbons in the fifty-meter dash, had once had his picture in the paper, and planned to run the New York City Marathon one day.

    Strangers at the Feast

  • There werent as many now that the chase had ended, but a few dozen still lingered at the fifty-meter limit.

    Scott Westerfeld: Uglies Quartet

  • Spider had won blue ribbons in the fifty-meter dash, had once had his picture in the paper, and planned to run the New York City Marathon one day.

    Strangers at the Feast

  • Tally took a few steps forward, and the wall of hovercams curved away from Shuffle Mansions fifty-meter boundary.

    Scott Westerfeld: Uglies Quartet

  • Her board trembled harder as it left the party spire behind, until she was certain the lifters were about to fail, dumping her into a fifty-meter fall.

    Scott Westerfeld: Uglies Quartet

  • In the next event, I not only raced my best, but set a record in the fifty-meter backstroke for my age group.

    Make Your Life Prime Time

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