Inline to Olympic Ice Speed Skates Again! Florida's Brittany Bowe Follows the Example of NC Speed Skater Heather Richardson
Here's a well-done if brief local piece of writing from Florida, where they are mighty proud of their inline champion, Brittany Bowe. If I have it right, she was at the US Cup when I was there, skating for Verducci (she, not me, ha!)**. I may even have some photos of her skating with the Verducci gals, not sure (might have a photo of Heather Richardson from a US10K too..
Thus, like many inliners, Bowe must have figured out there's not much glory in being at the top of a non-Olympic sport, and why not give it a go. (I think she may have made an attempt at cycling some time back too.) Anyway, she and High Point's Heather Richardson had raced plenty, and seeing Richardson's success surely was a factor, and likely made it easier to make the decision and follow an example for the switch over to indoor long track ice speed skating.
This could be a powerful duo for the USA and they could be ambassadors for inline everywhere.
skateylove inline to ice skater traitors (jk). roadskater
** This was where I won the giant trophy for beinig the only one in my class (age that is). It was cold and wet (the weather and the trophy). And I swapped trophies with men's masters champion, Dan Burger, at his gleeful insistence. Anyway oops that's about me, ha.
Ocala native hopes for Olympics
Ocala native hopes for Olympics. In this Jan. 21, 2012 file photo, USA's Brittany Bowe skates to a fifth place finish in the women's 1000m at the World Cup speedskating event in Kearns, Utah. (AP Photo/George Frey). By Cathy Breitenbucher Correspondent ...