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2020 World Single Distance Championships at the Utah Olympic Oval

Feb. 06, 2020, 3:32 p.m. (ET)

It's the biggest event of the year as the world's best long track speedskaters compete at the ISU 2020 World Single Distance Championships, Feb. 13-16. 

Olympians Brittany Bowe, Joey Mantia, Erin JacksonMia Kilburg and Emery Lehman will compete during the event at the Utah Olympic Oval, with Bowe and Mantia defending their 2019 World Championship Titles in the 1000m and Mass Start, respectively. This event is the equivalent of the Olympic Games during an off-Olympic year.

"This is the highest competition besides the Olympics and it's on the fastest ice in the world," said competitor Ian Quinn. "I would expect some world records to fall and some very competitive racing to take place."

Full Team USA competitor list (individual events):

Brittany Bowe – 500/1000/1500m

Kimi Goetz – 500/1000m

Brianna Bocox – 1000m

Erin Jackson – 500m

Mia Kilburg – 3000/5000/Mass Start

Paige Schwartzburg – Mass Start

Joey Mantia – 1000/1500/Mass Start

Emery Lehman - 1500m

Ian Quinn – Mass Start

Event Schedule:

Thursday, Feb. 13 -12:30 p.m. -  Ladies 3000m, Men's 5000m, Team Sprints

Friday, Feb. 14 - 2 p.m. - Men's 10K, Ladies Team Pursuit, Ladies and Men's 500m

Saturday, Feb. 15 - 12:30 p.m. -  Ladies 5000m, Ladies and Men's 1000m, Men's Team Pursuit

Sunday, Feb. 16 - 12:30 p.m. - Ladies and Men's 1500m and Mass Start

Every current Long Track World Record has been set at the Utah Olympic Oval, except the Ladies 5000m and the Men's 3000m. The UOO is hoping to snag those records next weekend to continue its reign as the "Fastest Ice on Earth."

"It should be an exciting competition," said Kimi Goetz. "It's the world championships, so everyone will be peaked and ready to perform. Spectators should expect world records, national records and lots of personal bests!"

Tickets available here

Watch LIVE on NBC Sports Gold!

Live Results

Catch a recap of the event on the Olympic Channel

Friday, Feb. 14 - 1 a.m. (EST)

Saturday, Feb. 15 - 2 a.m. (EST)

Sunday, Feb. 16 - 1 a.m. (EST)

And NBCSN - Wednesday, Feb. 19 11:30 p.m. (EST




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