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Brittany Bowe Races To 1,000-Meter Win – Her First In 3 Seasons – At Long Track World Cup Stop In Poland

By Karen Price | Dec. 07, 2018, 11:59 a.m. (ET)

Brittany Bowe competes at the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018 on Feb. 12, 2018 in Gangneung, South Korea. 


Brittany Bowe continues to make her mark on the 2018-19 long track speedskating world cup season. 

The Olympic bronze medalist collected her fifth medal of the season on Friday, winning gold in the women’s 1,000-meter in Poland. It marked her first 1,000-meter world cup win since the 2015-16 season.

Bowe set a new track record with a time of 1:15.399, beating the previous record of 1:17.44 set by Poland’s Natalia Czerwonka. Japan’s Miho Takagi finished second in 1:16.423 and Russia’s Daria Kachanova was third in 1:16.579. 

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Bowe also narrowly missed the podium in the 500-meter earlier in the day. She finished fourth with a time of 38.313 seconds, just .34 seconds off the winning time. Kachanova won the bronze in 38.296. 

This is the third stop on the world cup schedule and Bowe’s first win this season in the 1,000-meter. The 30-year-old from Ocala, Florida, took gold in the 1,500-meter in the season opener in Obihiro, Japan. It was her first world cup gold since the 2015-16 season. She then added a silver and two bronze medals in Tomakomai, Japan.

Olympian Kimani Griffin had a fourth-place finish in the men’s 1,000-meter for his career-best individual finish. 

Saturday’s races will include the men’s and women’s 500-meter as well as the men’s and women’s 1,500-meter. The competition wraps up on Sunday.

Karen Price is a reporter from Pittsburgh who has covered Olympic sports for various publications. She is a freelance contributor to TeamUSA.org on behalf of Red Line Editorial, Inc.

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