Some 5,000 kilometres – and four pairs of blades – later, he reached the finish in Vancouver on Oct. 16. More importantly, he had reached his goal of raising money and awareness for hockey for the visually impaired.
(Ottawa, Ontario – October 8, 2009) – The Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport (CCES) would like to issue a correction to its August 18, 2009 Advisory Note. No athlete has received a four-year sanction for the use of the prohibited substance Geranamine. The CCES regrets this error.
Jordan Belchos won the 10km long track speed skating race for Canada’s long track speed skating fall World Cup Team trials. You can read more about the competition here; Clara Hughes’s Second Victory; Jordan Belchos Wins the 10 000m event.
Belchos represented Canada at the World Junior Roller Speed Skating Championships as well as the Pan American Championships prior to taking on ice long track speed skating.
You can find results here.
Finishing first in the 10 000m event gave Jordan Belchos his first victory at a national selection competition. Skating at the same time as Mathieu Giroux, the 20 year-old athlete was satisfied with his performance. “We were close throughout the race, but I had the lead. I knew that Mathieu would speed up towards the end, so I had to create a gap – I expected the race to go that way.” Belchos has already qualified for the 5000m event at the World Cups, and has just qualified for the 10 000m event.
“I like the 10 000m, because you can establish a rhythm and try to hang on; that’s the event I prefer.”
Belchos is a former in-line skater, where he participated in two World Championships. It was only in February 2006 that he began speed skating, in part thanks to the Own the Podium program.
Toronto’s Herb Gayle placed 1st overall in the 52-mile distance at Athens to Atlanta earlier today.
Fredericton’s Nadine Jackon was the 4th woman to cross the line in the 87-mile distance coming in 6-hours 34-minutes, good enough for 31s overall.
Colombia’s Luis Carlos Meija and USA’s Marcy Turek were the champions in the 87-mile distance.
The event, which starts in Athens, Georgia, and finishes in Atlanta’s Piedmont Park, attracted about 160-skaters this year.
Past Canadian winners of the legendary event, include Aaron Arndt, Martine Charbonneau, and Dominique Laroque.
Tyler Congdon- Roller Sport Canada’s Vice-President for Speed- and his work with helping to grow roller speed skating in Cameroon is recognized-
I do express sincere gratitude to my supervisors, Jonathan Seutter, Tyler Congdon, Remi Hubert for their professional, guidance and technical support which help me enormously in the accomplishment of skating in Cameroon.
You can read more about skating in Cameroon here; Speed skating Developments in Cameroon.
*PLEASE NOTE- DATE IS NOW SATURDAY NOVEMBER 28th*
Montreal’s The TAZ (Inline speed club) will organize the first ever competition to be held at the 200-meter indoor track in Montreal. The first TAZ Roller Cup will be held on Sunday November 29th.
- Date: November 28th 2009
- Distances: 300m and 10km, with additional distances if time permits
- Registration: 20$
- Time: Doors open at 8am, races will start at 8:45am
- Contact: Simon Clement- email@example.com
- Track Information: 200-meters indoor with electronic chip timing
- Location & Directions: Le Taz, Montreal, Quebec, Canada- for directions, click here