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Blake Skjellerup hits World Skating Championships in England

Out speed skater Blake Skjellerup is in England this weekend at the ISU World Short Track Championships. In his first event, the 1500-meter, he wasn't able to get out of the quarterfinals finishing 4th in his heat. But as he told me via Skype, he's just coming off a really bad flu and he has much better events ahead this weekend.

Today was not my strongest day. The 1500 is not my strongest distance and coming off 2 weeks of sickness really puts you at a disadvantage for the longer distances. The 500 and 1000 meter distances are where I make my moves and I am putting aside todays disappointment to move on and focus for the those.

The 500-meter is Saturday and the 1,000-meter is Sunday. Good luck, Blake!