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News about inline speed skating and racing events, including marathons, listed in reverse order of publication:

July 23, 2007
Sarmiento, Girgenti win in Chi-town

David Sarmiento and Peggy Girgenti triumph in the inaugural Chicagoland Inline Marathon.
More info

July 16, 2007
Planet Blog
Brittany Blazes!
The floor may be slow in Omaha, but that didn't stop Brittany Bowe from shattering her own 100-meter record.

Linda Wood's Blog

July 15, 2007
Anderson, Patino Win in Napa

Napas1It was another win for the Norse giant and a repeat performance for a new mom.
Planet story

July 14, 2007
Planet Blog
The World Championships!
Speed coach Linda Wood starts her coverage of the 2007 World Championships with the final U.S. warmup: Indoor Nationals.

Linda's Blog

July 11, 2007
Pan Am Skaters vs. Mantia
USA's Joey Mantia will be the skater to beat at the Pan Am Games later this month in Brazil.

Planet story

July 2, 2007
On the Forum

What Gives?
Young skaters on Big Wheels are slashing speed records in shorter distances, but the longer events still belong to the generation of Hedrick and Ezzell.
Join Discussion

June 25, 2007
Rookard Beats the Boys
Jilleanne Rookard wins the Badger State Marathon after teammate shoves challenger.
Starykowicz's report

June 23, 2007
Mantia Makes It Two In a Row
USA's Joey Mantia managed an almost unheard of feat today, winning his second straight World Inline Cup.

More info

June 19, 2007
World Cup Blog
Tar Snakes of Zurich
Heat, crashes and pack fights add up to a tough day for Scott Arlidge and Team Athleticum.

Scott's blog

June 18, 2007
Event Photos
Big Granite Inline Marathon
The ups and downs of Saturday's race through the North Country in words and pictures (by Darlene Prois!).
Big Granite Photos

June 15, 2007
Relay and Marathon in Weinfelden

Athleticum's Scott Arlidge reports on last weekend's racing in Switzerland.
Scott's blog

June 12, 2007
Photos: Baxter Inline Marathon
Saturday's Baxter Inline Marathon in words and pictures (by Darlene Prois!)


June 5, 2007
World Cup Blog
Chasing Massi in Incheon
Things didn't go as expected Sunday for Scott Arlidge and his Athleticum teammates.
Scott's Blog

June 1, 2007
Brittany Scores at Outdoor Nationals
Two wins, one national record ... not a bad day for a basketball player.

Planet story
Poll: Why so many records

June 2, 2007
Starykowicz, George Win Road America
Peter Starykowicz wins on final hill; Rebecca George finishes out in front (with the men).
Planet story

May 24, 2007
World Cup Blog
110mm Wheels?
Some racers are using them, but so far they haven't made a big splash on the World Cup circuit.

Scott Arlidge's Blog

May 13, 2007
Schneider, Gegner vs. the Tempest

Battling rain and wind, Roger Schneider and Jana Gegner win the World Inline Cup in Rennes, France.
Planet story

May 10, 2007
Ask Bill Begg!
beggs1Got a question about skating? ... Ask the world's top coach in his weekly Q&A column on the Inline Planet.
Ask the Coach

May 7, 2007
Zak Wins at Crystal Springs
Former ice skater Andy Zak leaves the field behind in the Crystal Springs Inline Marathon.

Planet story

Athleticum Wins Basel Time Trial
Scott Arlidge gives the new MPC rain wheels credit for an assist.
World Cup Blog

Two Halves Make a Hole
The 2007 Hermantown and Hoyt Lakes half marathons have been canceled. Road work detoured Hermantown. No word on what happened to Hoyt Lakes.

July Event Calendar

May 3, 2007
Victory in Liechtenstein
World Cup blogger Scott Arlidge recounts his win in Tuesday's 42K points race in the tiny principality.

Scott's Blog

April 30, 2007
Near Miss in Germany
World Champ Scott Arlidge reports on his weekend at Gross Gerau, where he finished second in the 10,000 meter points race.

Scott's blog

April 26, 2007
Heading to Gross Gerau
Scott Arlidge updates us on his training as he prepares for the big outdoor meet this weekend in Germany.

Scott's blog

April 23, 2007
Same Winners, Different Year
Once again it's Peter Starykowicz, Kara Peterson and Adam's Inline in the Metrodome Inline Marathon.

Planet story

April 19, 2007
Blogging the World Cup
What's it like to be a World Cup skater? ... Scott Arlidge tells all, starting today on the Inline Planet.

World Cup Blog

April 8, 2007
Bowe Sticks It to 'em
After taking the winter off to play basketball, Brittany Bowe wasn't expected to be a factor in today's Seoul World Inline Cup. But you can't count out Brittany.

Planet story

April 1, 2007
Mantia, Baena Rule the Mouse
Joey Mantia and Cecilia Baena win today's fiercely contested Disney World Inline Marathon in Florida.

Planet story

March 25, 2007
Blair, Rice Rule Road Rash
Pinnacle's Jimmy Blair came from behind to win today's Texas Road Rash. Bont's Debbie Rice won the women's race.

Planet story

Feb. 13, 2007
Bont, Hyper Make Joint Bid for World Domination

The champion Fila team of 2004 and 2005, which became the champion Salomon team of 2006, will reemerge next week as the Bont-Hyper team. The team's core remains the same: brothers Max and Luca Presti, Luca Saggiorato and Francesco Zangarini.
Go to more Racing News.

Feb. 12, 2007
Allround Disappointment ... Mystery
chads1A year after his triumphs at the Winter Olympics, Chad Hedrick becomes an "also ran" at the Allround ice speed skating championships.
Go to Planet story.

Feb. 10, 2007
Mantia Roars Back
USA's Joey Mantia wins both events (the 200m road and 1000m track) at the second day of Pre Worlds in Cartagena, Colombia.
Go to race report.

Feb. 9, 2007
Colombians Rule at Pre Worlds
Reigning World Champ Joey Mantia (USA) has to settle for silver as Colombians dominate the first day of racing in Cartagena.

Go to race report.

Dec. 11, 2006
Inliner Wins Gold
Canadian Olivier Jean — and other past and present inline skaters — find success on the ice in Montreal.
Go to Planet story.

Nov. 26, 2006
Mantia, Rice Win Texas Roundup
Joey Mantia dominates (as is his habit) while veteran Debbie Rice gives "the girls" a skating lesson.
Go to Planet story.

Nov. 23, 2006
Engineer Wins Downhill
David Lambert proved quickest in the turns and so won the 2006 North American Downhill Championships last weekend in San Dimas, CA.
Go to more info.

Nov. 20, 2006
Talley, McCormick Win Sluggish Silver Strand
It was hurry up and slow down at Sunday's Silver Strand Half Marathon in San Diego. That made for slow times for the men but the women were flying.
Go to Planet story.

Oct. 23, 2006
Who Says You Can't Do Both?
Canada's Jean Olivier is putting the lie to the notion that serious racers must choose between inline and ice. On Saturday, he won a silver medal in the first short-track ice World Cup of the season. Over the summer, he competed on inline skates, winning the Wolverine Inline Marathon in Detroit and finishing fourth in Saint Paul.
Go to Canadian Press story.

Oct. 18, 2006
Successful Start for Rattleskate
About 70 skaters competed in the inaugural Rattleskate Invitational in Arizona over the weekend. Among them: Joey Mantia (who put on a skate clinic) and a dozen skaters from Sonora, Mexico. The event looks like a go for 2007.
Go to race director's report.

Oct. 5, 2006
Parra's New Role: Inline to Ice Coach?
Retired from racing, Olympic gold medalist Derek Parra hopes to become a coach in a program aimed at turning top inline speed skaters into Olympians. A former inline world champion, Parra made the transition to ice in the late 1990s after inline was rejected as an Olympic sport. Parra recently moved to a suburb of Salt Lake City, where the program is expected to be based.
Go to Planet story about program.
Go to Forum discussion.

Oct. 1, 2006
Italian Wins a2a
Fourth time is the charm for Mauro Guenci, who finally topples Eddy Matzger as king of the Athens to Atlanta Road Skate. Erica O'Connor wins the women's race.
Go to Planet story.

Sept. 29, 2006
One a2a, Coming Up
a2amug1With pre-registration closed, the number of skaters signed up for Sunday's Athens to Atlanta Road Skate has reached 369. Forty more are expected before the 7:30 a.m. start of the ultramarathon. Partly sunny skies are expected with a high of 82 degrees. Already arrived in Athens is Eddy Matzger, winner of the last four a2as.

Go to a2a race tips.

Sept. 25, 2006
Rattleskate Lives!
On the urging of skaters, the organizer has decided to go ahead with the Arizona Rattleskate Invitational. But she needs more racers to break even on the event.

Go to announcement.

Sept. 20, 2006
Save the Rattleskate Invitational!
It's new, it's innovative, and it sounds like a lot of fun. But it's not gonna happen unless 64 more skaters sign up by Saturday. The organizer needs skaters to pre-register (only 11 have so far) to gauge the viability of the Oct. 15 event.
Go to announcement.

Sept. 16, 2006
Creveling, Rookard Win Soggy Northshore
Teamwork pays off big today for both Luigino's Chris Creveling and Bont's Jilleanne Rookard, the winners in Duluth.
Go to Planet story.
Go to results.

Sept. 14, 2006
Skate Bytes
Romani, Barbotin Win in China
Rain fell Tuesday on the new Suzhou World Inline Cup, held on the site of last year's World Championship marathon. Pier Davide Romani won the men's race; Nathalie Barbotin, the women's. In all, 1500 skated.
Go to Salomon report.

Sept. 13, 2006
Hildebrand Tapped to Coach Pan Am Team
Team Florida's Renee Hildebrand has been chosen as coach for next year's Pan American Games in Rio de Janeiro. Hildebrand is coach of world champion speed skaters Joey Mantia and Brittany Bowe. Roller sports is one of 36 included in the games, which are held every four years.

Sept. 6, 2006
Colombians Win U.S. 10K
The classic race in Atlanta got back on track this year with a strong field of 114 racers and deep prize money. Julian Rivera won the men's race. Eddy Matzger was second, a tenth of a second back. Diana Molina Solis won the women's race.
Go to official results.

Sept. 2, 2006
The 2006 World Championships
Full coverage of the 2006 World Speed Skating Championships in Anyang, South Korea.
Go to special coverage.

Aug. 26, 2006
Frenchman Wins NY 100K
Julien Levrard of France won today's New York 100K. Canada's Steve Robillard was second. K2-Empire's Karin Gabriel won the women's race.
Go to list of top finishers.

Aug. 25, 2006
Matzger Faces Tough Field in New York
Twincam's Eddy Matzger has his work cut out Saturday when he defends his title in the New York 100K. Among the 30 pro men will be Colombia's Luis Carlos Mejia, World Cup skater Mikael Lannezval and course record holder Phillipe Boulard, leading a team of five Frenchmen.
Go to earlier story.
Come back tomorrow for results.

Aug. 23, 2006
Skaters Dropped From Ottawa Marathon
Global warming claims an inline marathon! Organizers of the Ottawa Race Weekend say warmer weather makes it necessary to start the running marathon earlier, which leaves no time for inline.

Go to announcement.

Aug. 21, 2006
Cliff Conquers Cycling
theresacliff1Theresa Cliff-Ryan, the winningest women in inline history, is finding success in cycling. She won Sunday's USPRO criterium in Downers Grove, Ill. The 29-time world inline champion quit skating last year to train for a berth on the U.S. Olympic cycling team.

Go to VeloNews race report.
Go to more Skaters in the News.

Aug. 20, 2006
Joey, Jessica Win Again in St. Paul
Joey Mantia cruised to an impressive victory in today's St. Paul Inline Marathon. Jessica Smith used one of her trademark hawks to win at the line.

Go to Planet story.
Top Finishers: 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.

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.

Aug. 17, 2006
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.

Go to 2007 event calendar.
Send the Planet info about your event

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.
Send the Planet info about your event.

Aug. 15, 2006
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.)

Go to earlier stories.



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