A number of Canadian roller speed skaters travelled to support the Chicagoland Inline Marathon. The race was held this past Saturday.
Sarah Hopkins (left) finishing 2nd in the women’s race- photo from Glenn Koshi
Sarah Hopkins, who is set to represent Canada at the upcoming World Roller Speed Skating Championships in Gijon, Spain, finished 2nd overall in the women’s category. Her time was 1:14.25. She was edged out by USA’s Debbie Rice. Rice’s team-mate, Jilleanne Rookard who finished 3rd overall, has World Championship medals to her name.
The top Canadian male finisher was Morgan Williams.
[Results] [Results on SSW] [Candy Wong’s report] [Mike Garvin’s report] [Pictures on Bont Forum] [Tom Dell’Aringa’s pictures] [Inline Planet report]
Videos this year’s Canadian Championships in Harriston can be downloaded thanks to Andrew Hegarty and Mike Garving. You can find the videos here: Michael Garvin’s Videos.
Today’s RSO Series in Toronto has been rained out. Stay tuned for calendar updates that may include a rescheduled date.
The North Of The 49th Inline Marathon is taking place on August 24th. Click here for information on the event. A good turn-out is expected for the event, including a bus load of skaters from MN.
Peter Doucet put together two videos from June’s Canadian Speed Championships- see 2008-06-28 Harriston Canadian Championships and 2008-06-29 to 30 Harriston Canadian Championships or watch below-
Mundo Patin, an important and influencial Spanish roller speed skating website, recently gave Canadian skaters press- Canada already has named his skaters for the competitions of Gijón 2008.