Archive of Planet Skate News

For the week of:
August 13 - 19, 2006

Aug. 15, 2006
Photos of Hayward Marathon
Need we say more: Darlene Prois photos of the inaugural Hayward Inline Marathon in Wisconsin.
Go to Photos.

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.)

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.

La. Marathon Set for Feb.
Rain and Hurricane Katrina may have hurt attendance at the inaugural Mardi Gras Marathon. But they didn't dampen organizer Peggy Chiasson's enthusiasm. She has scheduled next year's event for Feb. 17.
Go to 2007 event calendar.
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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.

Aug. 17, 2006
Anorexic S-frame Goes on a Diet
Bont's new 3-point racing frame was already the lightest on the market. Now it's half the weight of the competition.
Go to Planet story.

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.

The Mouse Gets a Date
Organizers have set a date of April 1 for the 2007 Disney World Inline Marathon. The early date (one day earlier than this year's) shelters the event from hurricane season.

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Aug. 18, 2006
New Race Attracts Fast Field
Saturday's "Miss and Out" elimination race in St. Paul is promising to be exciting. Among the skaters: Joey Mantia, Dane Lewis, Eddy Matzger and Bret Whitman.
Go to Planet story.

Skate Tip of the Week
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.

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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