By Karen Price | Feb. 09, 2019, 12:05 p.m. (ET)
Brittany Bowe competes during the Ladies 1,500m Long Track Speed Skating final on day three of the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games on Feb. 12, 2018 in Gangneung, South Korea.


Olympic speedskater Brittany Bowe didn’t just win the women’s 1,000-meter title at the ISU Single Distances Speedskating World Championships in Inzell, Germany, she dominated.

The two-time Olympian broke her own track record in the event, seizing the gold medal with a time of 1 minute, 13.414 seconds. She was the only competitor to clock in under 1:14, with Austria’s Vanessa Herzog coming in almost a full second behind Bowe for the silver in 1:14.389 and Japan’s Nao Kodaira, the world-record holder, taking the bronze in 1:14.443. Bowe’s previous track record was 1:14.01.

Bowe came into the weekend with 12 world cup medals this season, including victories last weekend in the 1,000 and 1,500 in Hamar, Norway. She has won at least one medal at every world cup event this season. 

This is Bowe’s third career gold medal and eighth medal overall at the Single Distances World Championships. She won the 1,000 and 1,500 in 2015.

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Kimi Goetz, a former short-tracker who is making her long-track world championship debut this weekend, finished 15th. Two-time Olympian Joey Mantia was the top American finisher in the men’s 1,000, came in 12th.

Bowe finished sixth in the 500 on Friday. The event concludes on Sunday with the 1,500 and the mass-start events for women and men.

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