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The Swedish champion, Magnus, stretches his spine, his head nearly touching the floor, before lifting his gaze to contemplate the course ahead. He’s been clocked at 30 mph, and his best jump was just over 1.9 meters, positioning him well for a win today. He stretches his legs—it’s important, the stretching—and he does it throughout the day, whether he’s competing or not. No injuries. They say he can’t be injured, but inside, Magnus knows different, and so he stretches. And stretches. And lowers himself slowly to the floor. His limbs disappear under his belly, and he turns his head away from the field of honor, staring off into the distance. There is a sigh from the audience: Magnus will not run today. But such is the world of cat-agility competition, and after a wistful moment, the crowd turns its attention to the next competitor, Lord Purrsy. The National Capital Cat Show celebrates its silver anniversary (see City List for other dates) beginning at 9:30 a.m. at the Dulles Expo & Conference Center, Willard Road and Route 28, Chantilly. $8. (703) 631-2031. (Janet Hopf)