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Pics- USA Indoor Championships- EmeraldCoast-Speed

Make sure you check out Emerald Coast-Speed’s pictures from the USA Indoor Championships. There are about 3000 pictures, but thankfully you can download them thanks to zipped files. [part 1 zipped] [part 2 zipped] [Paul Randall’s pics zipped]


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Photo from EmeraldCoast-Speed


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Photo from EmeraldCoast-Speed

Sr Euro Champs- Rained Out

Today’s racing action at the Senior European Championships didn’t happen.

Racing was rained out- see En attendant une acalmie…. and Journée annulée. This is confirmed in European Championship 2008 in Germany; Bill Begg wrote the following;

No racing today washed out, so starting at 9 am tomorrow, they will hopefully cram 2 days programme into 1day. Starting off with the 1,000 meters.


Photo from Equipe de France Roller 2008

Pattinagio Bellusco’s Pics- Trofeo Citta Di Ravenna

Pattinagio Bellusco put up pictures from the Trofeo Citta Di Ravenna- you can use the following links; [A] [B]


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USA Indoor Nationals Photos- Spdsk8n

Check out spdsk8n’s pictures from the USA Indoor Nationals- make sure you check out these pics when you have time because there are 2480 pictures in the album… and the pics start to be pretty good on page 20.


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European Championships- 10km’s, Videos, Pictures, & More

The 10km points/ elimination races took place yesterday at the Senior European Championships in Gera, Germany.

Men 10km Points/ Elimination- winning time 15:28.625 [click here for results]
1- Fabio Francolini- Italy
2- Yann Guyader- France
3- Patxi Peula- Spain

Women 10km Points/ Elimination- winning time 16:33.746 [click here for results]
1- Simona di Eugenio- Italy
2- Laetitia Le Bihan- France
3- Nadine Gloor- Switzerland

Equipe de France Roller 2008 has plenty of goodies for you to check out; they indicated the wheels that the top-10 300-meter finishers were on- see Analyse des temps du 300m hommes (100/300/roues). In Les impressions après course de fond, you’ll find video’d thoughs after the distance race. To see videos of the French skaters’ 300-meter time trials, check out Vidéo 300m : les français(es).

HEBRECHT 9’40 24’852 MPC
DUGGENTO 9’43 25’273 MPC
PELLOQUIN 9’83 25’487 Matter
ZANETTI 9’90 25’508 MPC
LEFEVRE 9’88 25’526 Matter
– read more from
Analyse des temps du 300m hommes (100/300/roues)

Make sure you keep using the links below to find all the latest-

Official website/ event home
Official results
Live coverage (pics, report) on ERSG
Speedskating Europameisterschaft
Results on Mundo Patin
– Results on Parin Carerra
Pictures on Bildimpressionen.de

Read through European Championship 2008 in Germany to find some reports and thoughts on the racing action (300m and 10k pts/ elim).

Click here for Bildimpressionen.de’s pictures of the 300-meter and 10km points/ elimination races- the two more recent comments from Bill Begg;

We saw something very special last night Wouter Dropping a 9.40 opening 100 after Gregory done what looked like a winning 9.43 opener, but the Wouter took him right to the cleaners & every other “would be if they could be top dog” along the way,when he knocked another 3/10th of a second off him in the flying 200.

Its as if they believed they were superior, but ended up with nothing. The European countries need to better prepare themselves for Worlds by reducing the number to two, we saw last night the French women use the 3rd as a blocker, they go to the worlds without the extra 3rd person & encounter the Koreans, Colombians & Argentinians without the 3rd skater & they are found wanting.


Photo from Bildimpressionen.de


Photo from Bildimpressionen.de

On Cado Motus, you’ll find a link called Euros Countdown: T-Minus 1 Day.

US Secretary Mike Leavitt- Safety At The Speed Of Life

Mike Leavitt, the United States’ Secretary of Health and Human Services, wrote about short track speed skating- check out Safety at the Speed of Life- Blog 1.

This illustrates an important lesson. In the Olympics, athletes will take extraordinary steps to achieve maximum speed, sometimes sacrificing safety. This produces both heroic results of victory and dramatic crashes.  Great sport, but dramatic crashes — when you are dealing with people’s health — are not an option — we must combine both speed and safety. 


‘Going into the last turn of the final lap, Ohno and another skater were stride for stride. The crowd was on its feet. Suddenly, skates bumped, legs flared, and a domino collision left three skaters sprawled on the ice, each banging into the sideboards, just feet from the finish line‘- photo posted on Secretary Mike Leavitt’s Blog

Roller Sisters

The Roller Sisters site has been added to my links section.