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China's young in crisis of declining fitness

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Jan. 22, 2013, 9:14 a.m. |

In this Saturday, Jan. 19, 2013 photo, students play basketball at their college's court in Beijing. Despite its formidable performance in recent Olympic Games, China has found itself in a crisis of declining fitness among its youngsters.
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BEIJING — Xiao Ru spent her last year of high school studying from morning until late at night. That didn't help her complete one particular assignment in her first year of college: a 1,500-meter run.

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