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Mammoth Lakes’ Reid Buchanan, a 5,000m and 10,000m specialist raced the 2019 Harry Jerome Track Classic 3,000m. He won the race, but ran about five seconds slower than his personal best.

He will be looking to qualify for the Doha, Qatar World Athletics Championships that are taking place starting Sept. 27 either in the 5K or 10K.

Here, he talks about how the race played out and how his fitness is coming along.