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Speed Skating ISU World Cup 2018 - 2019

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Here we go for day 2. The only record I really hope for is Ireen Wüst to break the 1500m WR, since that has always been a big dream of hers and it'd be really cool to do it as sort of a memory for Paulien van Deutekom (who's stuff is being auctioned these days to fund the fight against lung cancer). 

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Brittany Bowe shatters Heather Bergsma's 1500m WR, pretty cool after shitloads of injuries, random nearly-faintings and other weird and painful stuff.

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In 1987, Karin Kania was the first ever to go sub-2:00
In 2001, Anni Friesinger was the first ever to go sub-1:55
In 2005, Cindy Klassen was the first ever to go sub-1:53 AND sub-1:52
In 2015, Heather Bergsma was the first ever to go sub-1:51
In 2019, Miho Takagi is the first ever to go sub-1:50

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Like how? Sub 1:50?! This seems unreal. :yikes:

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Well if Takagi goes sub-1:50, it's up to the men to go sub-1:40 :p 

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Just now, Dennis said:

Like how? Sub 1:50?! This seems unreal. :yikes:

Only 22 years ago Ids Postma was the first man to do so :d 

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insane...totally insane...

these must be the 2 craziest days I've seen in this sport...

sadly it all reminds me the 2009 swimming worlds...and beyond the obvious excitement of the moment, definitely not a good thing for the sport...

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Patrick Roest is the new all-time world leader, after Shani Davis has held that position for a LONG time. 

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Just now, phelps said:

insane...totally insane...

these must be the 2 craziest days I've seen in this sport...

sadly it all reminds me the 2009 swimming worlds...and beyond the obvious excitement of the moment, definitely not a good thing for the sport...

Quite a bad comparison, since in swimming they did so with suits that became illegal after a while. Here everything falls into place (top shape, top conditions, everything), which might happen again even though it'd take some years.

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1:40.17, meh :lol: 

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