CEP is my savior…let me save YOU!!

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If you read my blog religiously, which you all should and better, you know that late Spring/Early Summer I suffered some form of hip/IT band injury. It’s really my first running “injury”, awwwww. Some days it didn’t bother me, other days I felt like I was 80 years old.

But as you know, I’m a brokey broke broke person to the extreme this year and I couldn’t even afford to get to my Dr’s to have it properly looked at (past due balances, co-pays, blah blah blah) so I took to my own diagnoses which included lots of ibuprofen, stretching, foam rolling, ice, heat and excessive laziness.

Compression is what I needed I was told by all my fellow running nerds on zee Twitterz and DailyMile. Compression socks, which I own a pair, are a godsend but compression shorts seemed to be a good solution to my hip/It Band/Quad problem (yup, the issues grew).

Since I couldn’t pull $100 out of my ass to go buy some compression shorts…I sat and sulked...until one day, when the email fairy put a little note in my inbox…

CEP Compression wrote to me asking me if I would be willing to review their product. Ummmm….HELL TO THE YEAH!!!! Here’s the funny thing…they knew nothing about my injury. It just so happened to be a twist of luck thrown my way and the timing could not have been more perfect.

I was signed up to run the Turning Stone Races ½ marathon and I knew that would be the perfect place to test the gear. Of course, I gave it a test run BEFORE the race (never try anything new on race day…the only training tip I listen to). And well, let’s just say…I tweeted multiple times about how fabulous my booty looked in the shorts…

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I wore the socks and the shorts out on my runs for about 2 weeks leading up to the race. I couldn’t believe how comfortable they felt. The compression was just right. Not too tight…not too loose. I didn’t do any long runs in them…I was saving that for race day (or at least that was my excuse).

Race day came and WOW!! I couldn’t believe how great I felt even after 8 miles (7 miles was usually my limit this summer with the hip). Of course, there was still a little bit of soreness but nothing compared to before. And my left quad felt great…something that really bothered me at the Utica 15K Boilermaker.

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And don’t get me started on the socks…I am in LOVE, LOVE, LOVE with CEP Compression socks!! I have always suffered on and off from shin splints and Achilles issues (even before I was a runner) and these help SO much. I wear them during AND after. And sometimes for fun ;) (pink compression socks anyone??)

CEP is by far my GO TO product for compression gear, and I am not just saying that because they sent me stuff to review. Many of you know me…I tell it how it is. If I thought this product was crap, I would say its crap and then try to pawn the sweaty, used garb off to one of you suckers for some moolah towards the good stuff.  I love you guys…really. I don’t get anything special by sitting here telling you all how wonderful their stuff is and how it’s well worth the money. I’m telling you it’s great because IT IS!! Because it truly has helped me with my injuries and with my overall running comfort. I can’t imagine running races without it.

Hence why I am running my very first full marathon in these socks and compression shorts!! I have kind of created a marathon alter-ego for myself called ‘Black Widow’…I have a black shirt, black CEP Compression shorts, black CEP Compression socks, Black Brooks Adrenaline 11’s and a black New Balance Water Belt, Black homemade arm warmers made from socks, and my gorgeous Black hair…Bring on the Black Widow!!

I know for a fact that the CEP Compression gear is going to help carry me those 26.2 miles!!

So, as a thank you to all of you, my fabulous readers, I have been allowed to do a giveaway featuring a CEP Compression product…

Since the CEP Compression shorts have really helped me out so much, just like all of you and your kind words, encouragement and inspiration to go ahead and tackle these 26.2 miles, I am happy to say that CEP Compression is allowing me to do a giveaway for a pair of YOUR VERY OWN PAIR OF CEP Compression shortsrunning-shortsHere is how to enter (IMPORTANT: You must leave a SEPERATE comment for each thing you do):

  1. Follow my blog
  2. Follow me on Twitter (@SuziStorm) Yes, I’m a private account but I do accept
  3. Follow me on Facebook
  4. Like the CEP Compression on Facebook

Extra entries could include:

  1. Leaving me a comment about how fabulous my bootay looks in the shorts
  2. Send me a farewell, inspiring message for the marathon

I’m sorry but this contest is for US Residents only. But you know I got mucho love for all my international peeps.  This is open to the ladies and the gentlemen.  I will accept all entries from now until Midnight on Wednesday, October 5th, 2011. I will announce the winner sometime after I’m done waking up from the marathon.  If I die…please contact The Frank…he wont know what to do, but it will be a fun conversation I am sure.

I have to take a minute to thank CEP Compression for this amazing fortune and for letting me do this awesome giveaway.  I didn’t want to just give away “socks”…you all mean so much to me…I wanted to offer something special.  I can’t do a whole lot myself, but god knows I try to give back the great gift you all give to me!! Hopefully you take this as a thank you for all your support leading up until my death marathon.

Now if you excuse me, I have a pillow to go cry into and a surplus of carbs to drink… eat.

170 comments:

  1. Hawt ass with cookies. 'Nuff said. check.

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  2. I've been cheering you all the way! You will kill it. And, NOT yourself. Check.

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  3. I already follow your fabulous bootay EVERYWHERE! And I've been seriously thinking of buying me some compression shorts due to this glute issue I developed during Ultra training. In other words I NEED THEM DAMMIT!

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  4. And you KNOW you're going to rock this marathon like Herbie Hancock!

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  5. Following your blog like a stalker!!!

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  6. Following you on Twitter like a stalker! Tweet, tweet!

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  7. Facebook friend request - sent! (stalker)

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  8. p.s. you don't need no booty shorts to make your azz look any hotter. You are are gonna leave those haters in the dust at the marathon when you pass them because your booty will look so awesome in those shorts that they will start to cry with jealousy and they won't be able to run any more!

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  9. I follow your blog! :)

    Sarah @ Thinfluenced

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  10. Following you on Facebook too!

    Sarah

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  11. CEP Compression is on my follow list also.

    Sarah

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  12. And yes, your fanny looks FAB!

    Good luck with your race!

    Sarah

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  13. I'm a follower...and good luck with your race!

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  14. The shorts and you look amazing!

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  15. You know I follow your blog - it's my life saver

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  16. You know I Stalk.. ahem.. follow you on twitter - I ♥ you!

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  17. You know I am friends with you on facebook - because we are awesome and awesome people are friends on facebook.

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  18. I "liked" CEP Compression on Facebook because they are awesome and obviously make your ass look amazing - more on that in a moment...

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  19. Your bootay looks awesome in everything. I mean seriously. It just won't quit - but it looks especially awesome in CEP Shorts as you are zooming by the competition in races.

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  20. Suzi - I am so incredibly proud of you for doing this marathon, but I am more proud for your drive. You don't let anything stop you. Even if its a bad day, week, month, year you don't stop. You keep pushing yourself and you push us, your readers and friends to beg for more of our minds and bodies. I am proud to know who you are, and to be considered someone you are friends with. Regardless of your pace, time, trials, tribulations, etc at the Marathon you hold your head up high. It starts with one step, and all you can ask of yourself is to keep moving. You will get to the finish, and I promise you darling you will surprise yourself.

    ♥ you

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  21. i follow you on twitter (kissing_frogs)

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  22. i liked the company on facebook!

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  23. Your buns look beautiful in CEP!

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  24. You're going to rock your marathon! BEST WISHES! :)

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  25. Blog follower! And you look great!

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  26. And I've just liked their facebook page now!

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  27. I've been. Following your blog from day one :)

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  28. I wish mY ass looked as good as yours.. Esp in those shorts

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  29. I am emailing you your good luck vibes per usual but on here I will say I wish you the best of luck and enjoy every mile :)

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  30. I'm now following your blog! It's awesome, and so are you.

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  31. I also sent you a FB request, girlie. :)

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  32. Already follow you on the twitter...

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  33. And I just liked CEP Compression, because I have a feeling I really will... and I really do need some new compression gear!

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  34. Now, for the bootie: It looks a-MAY-zing! I am serious.

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  35. You'll rock that marathon's (compression) socks, so you don't need "good luck," but I will send lots of cheers... maybe someday we can raise a nice cold one in person! PS: Don't you even think of biting the big one... you've got lots more beer to drink and awesomeness to be!

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  36. really, a separate comment for all 4? (blog)

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  37. really, a separate comment for all (twitter)

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  38. And I've been following CEP for over a year now

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  39. Got ya covered on all the bases and yes...that's one fine bootie!

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  40. Holy buns if steel- those are flattering!!

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  41. And of course that should say "buns of steel"- stupid iPhone. I follow you on twitter

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  42. Follow you on Twitter!

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  43. Follow you on FB too!

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  44. And just to make myself look like a stalker, I also read your blog!

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  45. And of course you look fabulous in those short...which I think I should win because I saw your tweet about the sweaty bands a bit too late and saw that someone already got them :(

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  46. Kick some hot ass at your marathon! Have fun with it!

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  47. you look amazing!
    katherine.hery@dreamworks.com

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  48. i follow your blog!
    katherine.hery@dreamworks.com

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  49. AND i follow you on TWITTER
    katherine.hery@dreamworks.com

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  50. I subscribe to your blog using Google Reader!

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  51. I "LIKED" CEP Compression on Facebook. I'd LOVE to try some of their gear, but like you I'm broke!

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  52. Your booty looks phenomenal in those shorts!

    I truly wish you the very best for your marathon. Just have fun (as much fun as one can have running 26.2 miles) and know that even attempting it is something MOST people will not only never do, but will never even contemplate doing. You're amazing and I can't wait to read your recap.

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  53. I follow your blog on Google Reader!

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  54. And CLEARLY your bootay looks amaaaaazing.

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  55. Oh, good...I can comment!

    Yes, I stalk you on Twitter...

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  56. ....and I stalk you on Facebook.

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  57. ...and I stalk you IRL cause your booty be kickin' regardless of what you are wearing! :)

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  58. Your bootay looks rockin' hot! Go girl!

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  59. I follow your blog! And would luuuuuuv to get my hands on some of those compression clothes!

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  60. And I am a Facebook friend :) I stalk you, and Sheryl, and Melanie... you guys keep me motivated to be my best! I've lost 65 lbs since February because of you ladies!

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  61. Have followed you on Twitter for a while now...

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  62. Liked the CEP gear on Facebook...

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  63. Even without a potential gear freebie in play, I truly wish you the best in the marathon. I know training hasn't gone as planned for you, but the fact that you're forging ahead despite this says much about your determination. Go get 'em!

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  64. I'm a follower and I love CEP gear! These shorts have been on my wishlist for months!

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  65. I requested to follow you on twitter as @justalittlerun

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  66. I requested you as a friend on FB

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  67. I like CEP on FB as both Mike W and justalittlerun

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  68. Here's to hoping you crush the marathon! Also, thanks to Andrea K for turning me on to you!

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  69. I'm so excited for your marathon and just fell in love w/ compression pants myself! Walk down stairs backwards after the marathon--you won't regret it :)

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  70. You look fabulous in those shorts!

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  71. Have a great marathon! Just think of all the carbs you can drink when it's over.

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  72. You look awesome in those shorts and I need them for my own sore ass legs!

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  73. all of the above - done and done. i'd love to try the compression shorts, i do enjoy CEP's compression socks. have a great race this weekend! looking forward to the race report (which i know will include post-race brews).

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  74. Facebook- Check! I too have had ITB issues, alas, on and off for the last year now (those bitches don't heal up fast).

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  75. Suzi, have followed your progress since the TS 13.1....good-luck and have a great race!

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  76. I like CEP on facebook!! Always wanted to try some of their stuff but I'm like you and they are just a bit too pricey for me right now. Hence, I would LOVE to win anything from them!!

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  77. You rear looks amazing in those- think it will do the same for me?
    Also, good luck this weekend!

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  78. Following your blog now (glad I found it)
    Love the black widow theme

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  79. Just friended you on dailymile as well (does this count as extra credit)? lol

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  80. I follow your blog via Google Reader

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  81. I already follow you on twitter @jhooker517

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  82. I sent you a friend request on FB

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  83. I was already subscribed to your RSS feed, but just followed with GFC, too.

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  84. I already follow you on Twitter.

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  85. I already follow you on Facebook.

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  86. I liked the CEP Facebook page.

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  87. Seriously, your ass looks spectacular in those shorts!

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  88. You are gonna OWN that marathon as the Black Widow! Thanks for being such an amazing inspiration to all of us other WW members out there with a lot to lose. You are a total badass rock star!

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  89. Hmmm, looks like one of my comments disappeared. I also liked the CEP Facebook page.

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  90. My "follower request" has been sent on twitter (@dolphyngyrl)(never would have guessed that was me, right?)

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  91. I added you on facebook (Cheree Kimball)

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  92. AND I should get an extra entry for telling you on twitter to use tube socks as arm warmers :)

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  93. I follow you blog. AND, congratulations on the marathon finish! You look GREAT in the photos you posted!!

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  94. Dude, you rocked that marathon. I'm due to run my first 5K in two weeks, and lost a week of training (stupid hamstring!). I was really close to giving up, but, um, don't take this the wrong way, but knowing you didn't finish a full training but still showed up AND destroyed the marathon inspired me to show up. So, thanks! And your ass in the shorts is really accentuated by the sweet medal.

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  95. Oh man, I doubled up on extra entry 5 and 6 above. Well, ya know, I'd love to blog about how fab my ass looks in some CEP shorts in my next roller derby bout. I'd even describe it as "Suziesque."

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  96. been following your blog longer than i knew about following you anywhere else :)

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  98. follow and post often to your facebook ;)
    (jennifer kennedy)

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  99. started following you on twitter shortly after that!
    (@afatgirlruns)

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  100. follow CEP on facebook AND twitter (too bad that isn't two sumbissions, ha!)

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  101. i hope to have a bootay as bootylicious as yours! someday i WILL!

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  102. i've been following your struggles leading up to the marathon, and emailed you about my similar struggles leading up to my first half on Oct 16th... thank you for your inspiration, because i finally feel like i CAN do this.

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  103. Blog followed...have been for awhile :)

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  104. something on my bucket list is a marathon - you are my hero...great job!

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  105. I can only hope that my bootay can look as fab as yours did running in dem shorts!

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  106. I love your blog !! Keep it up

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  107. CEP like...... done

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  108. Following on twitter.....

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  109. Friended on FB...

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  110. Congratulations on the marathon !! I love how things get hard but you don't give up...

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  111. boo. only US? I follow anyway and you know I love you.

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