Skate Bytes 100K Sweetens the Pot Skaters in the New York 100K will vie for $1000 in cash prizes. Money will be split between the overall winners (men's and women's) and leaders on "prem" laps (tentatively laps 4, 8 and 16.)
Wednesday Aug. 16, 2006 Skate Bytes Field for Worlds Grows As least 50 countries are expected at next month's World Speed Skating Championships in South Korea. If the number holds up, it will represent a big increase over last year, when 30 countries competed. •Go to forum post. •Go to official country list.
Octogenarian Keeps Rolling Retired teacher Charles Chapman fell the first time he stood on inline skates. But since then, the 84-year-old Florida retiree has skated 14,000 miles. And he's not ready to quit. His motto: "Growing old is not for sissies." •Go to Orlando Sentinel story. •Go to Skaters in the News.
Skate Bytes Mantia Posts Sub-8 Second 100 Meter Time U.S. World Team member Joey Mantia posted the fastest time ever yesterday for the "flying" 100 meters, says Junior World Team Coach Linda Wood. •Go to Wood's report.
Skate Tip of the Week Maneuverability Sure, you're fast. But you may not make it to the finish line if you don't know how to get out of the way. Alex Bont provides some pointers in this week's skate tip. •Go to Skate Tip of the Week.
Coming Sunday ... A full report on the St. Paul Inline Marathon.
Saturday Aug. 19, 2006 Mantia, Smith Win St. Paul Spectacle Luigino's Joey Mantia nearly lapped the field on his way to victory in tonight's "Miss and Out" elimination race in St. Paul. Colombia's Julian Rivera was second; Canada's Olivier Jean, third. Hyper's Jessica Smith won the tighter women's race. Diane Solis Molina was second; Bont rep Debbie Rice, third.
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