Nesconset's Michta a champion race walker
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In this place where cars and commuter trains rule, Nesconset's Maria Michta is attempting to demonstrate that she can reach her destination simply by walking.
Hers is not some strolling, lollygagging pedestrian journey. Michta (pronounced MISH-ta) is America's top-ranked female race walker at 20 kilometers (12.4 miles). If she can win that event at the U.S. Olympic Trials in Eugene, Ore.,...