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Olympic Medalist Heather Bergsma announces retirement

Feb. 18, 2020, 9:27 a.m. (ET)

Heather Bergsma has many proud moments from her 12-year career in long track speedskating. But one of her favorites is the day she set the world record in the 1,500-meter.

It was at an ISU World Cup in Utah on Nov. 21, 2015, and the now three-time Olympian was skating in the final heat with teammate Brittany Bowe, who had broken the 1,500 world record the previous weekend—a record that had last stood for a decade. The friendly rivalry helped push Bergsma to lower Bowe’s record by 0.74 seconds to 1:50.85.


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