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Sven Kramer
The Netherlands' Sven Kramer skates to gold in the 5000m at the World Cup Salt Lake City on November 17. Kramer, the Olympic gold medalist in the 5000m, has finished first in all of the 5000m/10,000m races this World Cup season except for the World Cup Berlin, where he sat out. He's in first place in the overall World Cup standings for the 5000m/10,000m distances.
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Heather Richardson
American Heather Richardson races to gold at the World Cup Astana on December 1st. has been a force in the 1000m this World Cup season. She's first in the overall World Cup standings for the distance after winning three of the four skates, and looks poised to win an Olympic medal after failing to do so in Vancouver.
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Ireen Wuest
The Netherlands' Ireen Wuest skates to gold in the 1500m at the World Cup Berlin on December 12th. Wuest, the defending gold medalist in the 1500m, is first in the overall World Cup standings for the distance and is a versatile skater that has the ability to skate multiple distances.
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Mo Tae-Bum
South Korea's Mo Tae-bum skates to a gold medal in the 1000m at the World Cup Berlin on December 12th. His best distance, however, is the 500m, and he's first in the overall World Cup standings in the distance despite eight different men winning the 500m skates throughout the season. He won gold in the 500m and silver in the 1000m in Vancouver.
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