samedi 14 novembre 2009

Leveille unpacks skates to help

By Gary D’Amato of the Journal Sentinel - Nov. 13, 2009
Marquette, Mich. — Ryan Leveille had retired from speedskating, moved back home to Atlanta, bought a motorcycle and started getting ready for college and the rest of his life.

Then he got a phone call from Guy Thibault, the high-performance director for U.S. Speedskating.

Because of injuries to skaters J.R. Celski and Jordan Malone, the U.S. short-track team needed Leveille to help the men's 5,000-meter relay team secure a starting spot at the 2010 Vancouver Games.
[...] "It's all right," Leveille said. "I was planning on retiring after the Games, anyway. It's nice to know that my training was working. I actually set a personal best in the 500 (Thursday). I went faster than I've ever gone, so it's nice to end on that."

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