Reports, Results, & More- Days 1 & 2- Essent ISU Long Track Speed Skating World Cup- Salt Lake City

Here are links to reports, results, and more from days 1 & 2 of racing at the Essent ISU Long Track Speed Skating World Cup, taking place in Salt Lake City;

KEARNS, Utah (AP) — Chad Hedrick grabbed Shani Davis’ arm on the medals podium and held it up. The American rivals went at it again Friday, with Davis emerging on top in the final World Cup speedskating event before the Vancouver Olympics.

Davis won the 1,500 meters in a world record of 1 minute, 41.04 seconds at the Utah Olympic Oval, bettering the 1:41.80 he set on March 6 at the same track. Hedrick was second in 1:42.50.

“I told Shani I thought that was the best race he’s ever skated in his life,” Hedrick said. “It would’ve taken a miracle for me to beat him today.”

Tomorrow I’m racing the 1500m to start off the weekend, and it looks like it’s going to be a rematch from last weekend – pair 8, inner, with Ivan Skobrev. For anyone who watched the race last weekend, he had a really strong last lap and got me right at the line by 0.04 seconds. That, in itself, gives me that extra little motivation to race well.

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Photo from here

Here are some videos from www.KNSB.tv;

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