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World Cup Salt Lake City 1500m
American Shani Davis begins the 1500m race, where he would go on to win gold in 1:41.98. Davis hold the world record in the 1500m, which is 1:41.04, and he set it in 2009 in Salt Lake City.
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World Cup Salt Lake City 1500m
Davis, who won gold in the 1000m and silver in the 1500m in both Torino and Vancouver, won two medals at the opening World Cup event of the season in Calgary.
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World Cup Salt Lake City 1500m
Davis leads the Netherlands' Koen Verweij, who would go on to finish third. Davis became the first African-American to win an individual gold medal at a Winter Olympics when he won gold in Torino.
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World Cup Salt Lake City 1500m
Davis stands alone with his gold medal. His 1500m time was his fastest since his world record, also from Salt Lake City, in 2009.
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World Cup Salt Lake City 1500m
Davis (center) embraces fellow American Brian Hansen (left), who won silver, and the Netherlands' Koen Verweij (right), who won bronze. Davis also raced the team pursuit in Salt Lake, along with Hansen, and the United States won silver.
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