Google map of Sunday's Lawrence Village racecourse
Skaters at this weekend’s NROC event in Indianapolis won’t just earn Class A points, they’ll also have the opportunity to learn from two of the greats: Jorge Botero and Tony Muse.
The two world champions will give a skate seminar on Saturday morning at the Fort Benjamin Harrison YMCA in Indianapolis, near the site of Sunday’s Lawrence Village Criterium.
The 4.5-hour clinic will cover a wide variety of basic and advanced skate skills, including body position, cornering, sprints, double push and drills.
Botero and Muse are two of the most successful athletes in the history of roller speed skating. Botero was one of the top skaters in the World Inline Cup from 1999 until his retirement in 2006. Muse amassed 19 gold medals in the World Championships before he retired from international competition in the 1990s.
Both are veteran coaches and teachers and both will also be skating in Sunday’s Lawrence Village Criterium. The event will include a full and half inline marathon. NROC points will be awarded to skaters in the full marathon.
The race is the third in Planet Adventures’ new series for inline skaters.
Among top skaters expected to lace up for the race are Adams Inline’s Ty Fidler and Hernan Diaz; Team Hoigaard’s Herb Gayle; Cado Motus’ Zach Stoppelmoor; and Asphalt Beach’s Steve Larios.
Skaters in the marathon will race 29 laps of a .9-mile road course at the Fort Benjamin Harrison Historic District.
The course is flat and mostly smooth. Seventy percent of the pavement is new, said Thomas A. Stergar, Planet Adventure’s inline coordinator. Each lap will include four 90-degree left-hand turns.
Start time for the marathon and half marathon is 8 a.m. (EDT).
The Inline Planet will provide live-blog coverage on Sunday morning.
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