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2008 Worlds Gijon- Rest Day- Go Karting Report

Many members of different national teams, including South Africa, USA, Chile, Canada, Great Britain, Australia, and more made their way to the go-karting track earlier today. I’ll put a video together a little bit later. Daniel, Jade, Javier, and I posted the fastest laps.

The hilight of the day was a 10+ car pile up. Jade (Canada) and Andy (GB) took full advantage of the pile-up, scooting to the outside to take the lead. Vincent Henry (GB), despite being quick, was having trouble in the turns, sliding out and hitting the wall on a regular basis. Mr. B (USA) was found driving in the opposite direction going up to the 2nd level of the track. Gavin (GB) showed great enthusiasm, quickly mastering the go-kart. Tanya (GB), Morgane (Canada), Alexandra (USA), Melanie (USA), and Chelsea (Canada) were amongst the top female go-karters.

2008 Worlds Gijon- Pictures- Day 3 Road

The 2008 World Roller Speed Skating Championships road and track portions are now complete. The marathon will be contested tomorrow on a 3km course running along the beach that features two turn arounds.

To my friends back home; Jade Pauley fell in a race on the road. He has a few scrapes, but otherwise he is ok.

In fact, a group of us went go-karting yesterday. Jade’s fastest lap was a 42.2 seconds while my fastest lap was a 42.6. We challenged the Brittish to a go-karting race today. They’re meeting us at our hotel at 11:30. If you’re reading this and you’re close to hotel Leon or the go-karting place, meet us at 11:30 at Hotel Leon or at 12:30 at the go-karting place on the 5th level of the mall.

During the World Championships, skaters really gave as much of themselves as possible and put everything on the line- with racing and falls. These athletes demonstrated an incredible ammount of committment and skill- photo from Boaz Arad

Check out some of my day 3 pictures from day 3 racing action- senior 500-meter sprints and junior & senior relays. I also took a few ‘boot’ pictures for my friend Eric ‘Hip Hop’ Gee.

Continue to use the following links for lots of news; scan the list carefully because I added a few more links-

  • CIC Worlds
  • Gijon 2008 [English site]
  • Competition schedule
  • Mundo Patin World Championships page
  • Mundo Patin World Championships page #2
  • Bont CIC PatinCarrera- live results
  • Bont CIC PatinCarrera World Championships page
  • Mundo Patin’s pictures
  • Cado Motus– insider’s perspective by Australia’s Mick Byrne
  • World Championship 2008 in Gijón, Spain– Bont Forum
  • Equipe de France Roller 2008- blog
  • Bont CIC PatinCarrera- live video
  • Training & News
  • Hotel Leon– Team Canada’s home during the World Championships
  • Roller En Ligne World Championships page
  • A Younger Perspective– USA’s Keith Carroll
  • Skating With Wouter Hebbrecht– Belgium’s World Champion
  • Powerslide Racing News
  • 2008 Worlds on USARS
  • Live video streaming- roller tv
  • World Championships on TV- Gijon 2008 TV
  • Pictures- Skating Around The World
  • Pictures- Boaz Arad