Day 2 of the Canadian Single Distance Championships: Dubreuil, Hudey lead the pack in the 500m ~ Passion/Patin/Vitesse - Passion/Speed/Skating


21 octobre 2018

Day 2 of the Canadian Single Distance Championships: Dubreuil, Hudey lead the pack in the 500m

As day two of the Canadian single distance championships got underway at the Olympic oval in Calgary, new Canadian champions were crowned in the mens/womens 500m, womens 5000m and mens 10000m.
By: Maria Dalton
Photo’s by Oscar van den Bosch
It was a day of tight races at the Olympic Oval in Calgary – with a close finish in the men’s 10000m and officials needing to go to a photo finish to determine the final positions in the men’s 500m.

Dubreuil, Hudey capture 500m titles
Laurent Dubreuil was victorious in the 500m with his time of 34.64, nearly six-tenths of a second ahead of the second-place finisher. Both Christopher Fiola and Gilmore Junio crossed the line with a time of 35.22, leading to the final positions being determined with a photo finish. Chris Fiola emerged on top with a time of 35.224 to Gilmore Junio’s 35.228. Fiola competed in his first ever World cup events last season in the Mass Start and is looking to make his World cup debut in 500m. Rounding out the top-5 were Alex Boisevert-Lacroix (35.26) and David La Rue (35.49), both from Quebec.
Marsha Hudey lead the way on the women's side, finishing atop the podium with her time of 38.23 seconds. Kaylin Irvine from Alberta finished in the silver medal position with her time of 38.43, just ahead of Noemie Fiset (39.07) from Quebec. Rounding out the top-5 were two young skaters – Brooklyn McDougall (39.28) and Beatrice Lamarche (39.38) in 4th and 5th place respectively.
Belchos, Weidemann win long-distance titles
Isabelle Weidemann captured the women’s 5000m Canadian title with her time of 6:58.30. With only one skater competing in the distance, Weidemann was guaranteed a medal so long as she finished the race. She not only finished the race but posted a sub 7-minute time – comfortably below the Canadian World Cup time standard or 7:05.50.

In the men’s 10000m it was Jordan Belchos who emerged on top, but not without some pressure from Graeme Fish in the last few laps. Jordan Belchos finished with a time of 13:14.60 to claim the Canadian title. Graeme Fish trailed Belchos early on in the race, but his lap times dipped lower over the course of the race, leading to an exciting race to the finish line. Graeme Fish finished with a time of 13:16.24.

For our day 1 recap, click HERE
For videos of the races, click HERE

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