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Brittany Bowe Continues Run Of Excellence With 1,500-meter Bronze In Kazakhstan

By Blythe Lawrence | Dec. 08, 2019, 10:30 a.m. (ET)

Brittany Bowe competes in at the ISU World Cup on Dec. 8, 2019 in Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan.


Two-time Olympian Brittany Bowe won her second bronze of the still-young world cup season in the women’s 1,500-meter – and second medal of the weekend – Sunday at the ISU event in Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan.

Bowe completed Sunday’s 1,500 in 1 minute, 55.960 seconds, 0.36 seconds behind Canada’s Ivanie Blondin, who took the title in 1:55.599. Dutch star Ireen Wust was second, trailing Blondin by 0.28 seconds. The top three all smashed the former track record of 1:56.10 set by Canada’s Christine Nesbitt, with Blondin’s winning time supplanting the old record.

In other races, two-time Olympian Joey Mantia came in sixth in the men’s 1,500, while the U.S. women’s team of Mia Manganello, Paige Schwartzburg, Kimi Goetz and Brianna Bocox was fourth in the team pursuit. 

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Bowe, Team USA’s most consistent performer on world cup ice last year, continues to enjoy an excellent start to her 2019-20 season. Though her signature event is the 1,000, which she won on Friday in Kazakhstan, the 31-year-old Olympic team pursuit bronze medalist has great potential in the 1,500 as well. 

She kicked off the 2019-20 international season with bronze in the 1,500 at the world cup opener in Minsk, then set a new track record in the 1,000 the next day. Bowe won the world cup title in both events last season and currently leads the world cup standings in the 1,000. Wust is in first place in the 1,500, followed by Bowe.

Blythe Lawrence is a journalist based in Seattle. She has covered two Olympic Games and is a freelance contributor to TeamUSA.org on behalf of Red Line Editorial, Inc.

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