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Looking for a short story. A professional runner notices an unfamiliar face at the track. The newcomer keeps pace with him, then eventually beats him. Later he is running outdoors and is transported to another planet/dimension. The stranger he saw earlier tells him he is being hunted and gives him a weapon and a head start.

  • I'm reminded of Larry Niven's What can you say about chocolate covered manhole covers but I'm sure that's not it. – Mr Lister Dec 22 '13 at 21:27
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Came across this finally, I had some details off but it was "Stride" by Robert Reed.

Originally published in Aasimov's Science fiction (Asimov's Science Fiction, November 1994) and collected in The Dragons of Springplace;

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