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Illinois student’s quest to becoming a karate world champion

Illinois student’s quest to becoming a karate world champion

By Patrick Filbin

November 19, 2014

Inside a mirrored room at the Activities and Recreation Center, Alli Mack, a 19-year-old pre-med student, takes a kick to the side of her head. She stands five feet, five inches tall and is bouncing swiftly and decisively on the balls of her feet. Back and forth, back and forth. The steps make a pulsi...