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17 mai 2018

Summer news from Christopher Fiola

After a tough season, Christopher Fiola just started his summer training with new objectives.

By Jackob Savard
Photo: Marc-Antoine Caron (Marchands de vitesse) & Christopher Fiola's personnal collection

Some skaters perfectly represent Passion/Speed/Skating's spirit. Christopher Fiola is one of them. After a couple of years competing in short track, Fiola switched to long track following some injuries. He’s also one of the best inline speed skater in Canada and had the chance to represent his country at the Pan American games in Toronto in 2015. With his experience in the three main branches of our sport, his passion for speed skating sure runs deep.

Mass start or 500m?
During the 2017-2018 season, Fiola tried to qualify for the Pyeongchang Olympic games in the mass start event. After racing at the highest level of his young career on the World cup circuit, he wasn’t able to qualify for the Games. Just before the canadian olympic trials, Fiola came back to the sprint distances to try to qualify for the Olympics but it was a bit too late and he didn’t manage to make the team. His Olympic dream would have to wait.

And now?
After a season he considers as the hardest of his young career, the Montréal born skater, now training in Quebec City, is far from giving up. When we asked him about his summer preparation, he confirmed that he was feeling good and that he is working on new goals for the next season. ‘’I will try to improve my 500m this year. It’s the principal goal and it will be the first season where I will be putting all my energy on this distance’’ said Fiola, ‘’I would really like to improve my World cup ranking in the 500m. I already had some top 25 and for this season I would like to aim for top 20s with constant 9,7 seconds starts’’ added Fiola.

The summer preparation for Christopher Fiola will consist in a lot of cycling, some specific training camps and a higher number of weight training to improve his sprinter strength. He will also include inline skating sessions to his plan like he has always done in the past. Fiola’s progression will be interesting to watch in the next few months. Make sure to keep an eye on him!

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