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19 septembre 2017

No more 300m time trial?

The FIRS confirmed that the 300m TT will not be raced anymore at world championships following the 2017 Roller games. The inline community did not really appreciate the decision.

By Jackob Savard
Photo by Thomas Wendt (@freddyrace)

Over the last few years, the federation has tried to make some changes in the distances to make the sport more spectacular. The main reason for these changes in the sport is to promote its entry to the Olympic games. A lot of persons think that the 300m is not the distance to cut.

“The 300m TT is maybe our most pure event, no controversial tactics, no 50/50 judges calls, no lucky lane draw. Just the fastest man or woman wins the race!” posted the german company Powerslide on their different social media platforms. Some skaters like Ioseba Fernandez and Simon Albrecht, two of the best in the distance, also posted their opinions on Instagram. Fans are reacting to these posts and we haven’t seen many positive comments so far but we want to continue the discussion. Dialogue is important.  

What are your thoughts on this decision? Do you think a time trial world championship like it’s done in bike racing would save the distance? What are your suggestions concerning this situation?

We would really like to get your opinion on the subject.

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