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Bowe breaks 1000m world record
American Brittany Bowe broke the world record in the women's 1000m in 1:12.58 at the Salt Lake City World Cup. The previous record holder was Canada's Christine Nesbitt, who finished in 1:12.68 in 2012.
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Bowe breaks 1000m world record
It was Bowe's second career World Cup gold medal and her third medal of the weekend. She won the 500m, 1000m, and 1500m skates at the National Championships in October, beating other top American women Heather Richardson.
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Bowe breaks 1000m world record
Bowe finished second in the overall World Cup standings last season behind friend and countrywoman Heather Richardson. Richardson knows Bowe from their years as inline skaters when they were young.
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Bowe breaks 1000m world record
Bowe, 25, grew up in Ocala, Florida and played basketball for four years at Florida Atlantic University. She decided to fully commit to skating after seeing former inline competitors like Richardson at the 2010 Games.
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Bowe breaks 1000m world record
Bowe started skating inline after a speed skating coach saw her on wheels at a local roller skating rink where she was attending a friend's birthday. Ocala, where Bowe grew up, is also the home to another American speed skater, Joey Mantia.
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