Thursday, February 26, 2009

Mid week News: Shane Dobbin accepted to skate at the World Single Distance Championships in 2009

Written by T Dobbin
It's coming to the end of the ice season for 2008-2009. The final marathon will be held in Thialf this weekend with Dutch National Championship Marathon race. It's one of the biggest events of the season and the most prestige race to win of the marathon races in the Netherlands.

Shane Dobbin's marathon season came to an end in Groningen last week when he crashed and dislocated his shoulder. Thankfully he recovered fast and is already back training on the ice. Last week Shane Dobbin received confirmation from New Zealand that he got accepted to skate at the ISU World Single Distance Championships in Vancouver from the 12th to the 15th of March to race in the 10,000 meters. Of course Shane Dobbin & New Zealand jumped at the chance and sent the acceptance straight away.

So in the next two weeks Shane will be training for the World Championships 10km flying to Vancouver on the 9th of March to have a few days preparation on the ice. The schedule of events are as follows:

Thursday 12th March
Men's 1,500m
Ladies 3,000m

Friday 13th March
Mens 1,000m
Ladies 1,500m
Mens 5,000m

Saturday 14th March
Ladies 1,000m
Mens 10,000m
Ladies 5,000m

Sunday 15th March
Ladies 500m x 2
Mens 500m x 2
Ladies Team Pursuit
Mens Team Pursuit

For the official website go to

Keep posted for more news and the race results from this weekend's National Marathon Championships.

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