“I still want to win,” he said after qualifying at the speedskating trials by finishing second in the 1,000 meters and third in the 1,500 in Milwaukee. “I still want to be the best in the world. I’m a fighter. I’ve always wanted to skate fast since I was a little kid. I still want to do that now. And I still have fun. It’s just getting back to that success at the highest level.”
Short track is perfect for the modern attention span, because short track is, well, short. Those hard-to-harness millennials will love it—the average race is shorter than a YouTube clip. Little kids, too. Have you ever tried to get a little kid to watch an entire baseball game? It’s easier to teach your dog how to play piano.
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