Written by T Dobbin
With only 31 days until Vancouver Shane Dobbin is currently in Salt lake City training.
Yesterday was the first training race that Shane is racing prior to Vancouver in Salt Lake City. where he raced a 3 kilometer breaking his own New Zealand National Record by 7 seconds. Shane skated a 3km time of 3.50,91 racing at what is normally his 5km pace, skating a flat race from start to finish and it's good preparation prior to Vancouver
On the 23rd and 24th of January Shane will be in Calgary racing the Regional Qualifier for North American and Oceania Regions to try to qualify for the 2010 World All-Round Championships which will be held in March in Heerenveen, Netherlands.
Shane is really enjoying his training in Salt Lake with Derek Parra USA National Coach and Chad Hedrick as well as other skates in the USA National Team. There is alot of hard work that has to be put in during this time and it's a great place to be.
Keep posted for more updates.