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8 mars 2020

Four track records to end the season in Heerenveen

The 2019-2020 long track speed skating season came to an end today in Heerenveen, the Netherlands.

By Jackob Savard
Photo: Maria Dalton

The last 1500m, 500m and mass starts of the season were raced today in Heerenveen during the second day of racing at World Cup #6.

Track records to win the 1500m
Dutch superstar Ireen Wüst won the ladies’ 1500m race in Thialf establishing a track record of 1:53.101. Japanese Miho Takagi and Dutch Melissa Wijfje finished second and third. This win easily confirmed Wüst’s overall world cup classification victory on the distance.

In the men’s 1500m, Kjeld Nuis took gold in front of his teammates Thomas Krol and Patrick Roest who respectively took silver and bronze. He skated a track record of 1:43.00 to win the event. Nuis is the 1500m World Cup ranking champion. 

Two more track records on 500m
Angelina Golikova from Russia won the last 500m of the season skating a track record of 37.023. Japanese Nao Kodaira still won the 500m overall classification finishing second in today’s race while Austrian Vanessa Herzog took third place. 

For a second consecutive day, Japanese Tatsuya Shinhama won the men’s 500m. This time, he skated a track record of 34.067. Canadian Laurent Dubreuil who had an incredible 2019-2020 season finished second as he also skated below the previous track record. It was Dubreuil's third silver medal of the weekend. Japanese Yamato Matsui took bronze. Shinhama is the 2019-2020 World Cup winner on the distance.

Mass start
Dutch Melissa Wijfje and Belarusian Marina Zueva were in a breakaway together for most of the race and the pack never managed to comeback on them. Wijfje won the race, Zueva finished second and Dutch Irene Schouten won the pack sprint to win bronze. 

Korean Jaewon Chung won the men's mass start ahead of Bart Swings and Joey Mantia. Swings is the overall World Cup winner.

For the full results, click HERE

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