Thursday, August 13, 2009

Medicine Hat Speed Skater Turns Heads

"Liam McFarlane, who gave up hockey at 10, believes he can make people think another ice skating sport when they think of ‘The Hat.’

A 23-year-old member of Speed Skating Canada’s national short track development team, McFarlane has been a revelation at the Olympic team trials this week at Pacific Coliseum. A terrifically strong starter, the aspiring psychologist won the second 500-metre race on Wednesday, following a fourth in Sunday’s opener at that distance.

A win in Monday’s third and final 500 would automatically qualify McFarlane for a spot on the team for 2010 — before he’s even raced a single World Cup. It would surprise some, but not the excitable McFarlane.".....

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Edit: Ha it only took my 2 days to realize I spelled Medicine Hat as Medicine had. /facepalm

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