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Morrison competes in final event before Olympics

first_imgERFURT, GERMANY – Canadian Speedskaters competed in the Fifth Stage of the ISU World Cup in Germany over the weekend.The final event before the upcoming Olympics saw Denny Morrison compete in the 1,000- 1,500- and 5,000-metre events. In the 1,500 metre race on Friday Morrison posted a time of 1:47:94 and crossed the finish line in 14th place. On Saturday he placed 9th in the 5,000-metre event with a time of 6:32:10. In the 1,000 metre event on Sunday he had a time of 1:10:43 good enough for 11th overall.“I’m kind of disappointed with my 1500m today [Saturday]. I think I have more in the tank than that,” said Morrison. “I look at this 1500m as what I can expect if I go into a race unprepared, versus what level of optimal preparation I will need – and will have – at the Olympics. I will definitely do better then. But this week’s goal is also to qualify spots for Canada at the World Allround Championships. It’s sort of a weird goal to have when you’re really focused on the Olympics this year, but I will be ready for the Games!”- Advertisement -Morrison will be competing in his fourth Olympic Winter Games in South Korea in the 1,500 metre and team pursuit events. The Winter Games get underway on February 9th.last_img read more