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J.R. Celski
J.R. Celski (center) trails Chris Creveling (left). Celski would go on to sweep Trials, winning every distance and finishing first in the overall standings as well.
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J.R. Celski
Celski leads Creveling. This will be the Seattle native's second Olympics and he won two bronze medals in Vancouver, one in the 1500m and one in the relay.
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J.R. Celski
At the 2010 Olympic Trials, Celski was skating and crashed. He cut his leg with skate and suffered an injury so severe, he thought he could die. He ended up needing 60 stitches and tons of rehab, but made it back to win two medals at the Games.
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J.R. Celski
Celski is now the top American male skater. He holds the world record in the 500m, and won World Cup gold in the 1500m at the last event of the season in Kolomna, Russia.
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J.R. Celski
Celski embraces his friend Eddy Alvarez, who also qualified for the Olympics at Trials. Alvarez and Celski have been friends since their days of racing inline together as kids, when they would compete against each other.
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