KEARNS, Utah (AP) Mia Manganello matched the American record in the women’s 3000 meters at the U.S. Speed Skating Championships on Friday.
She finished in 4:01.98 to tie Catherine Raney Norman’s record set on Dec. 27, 2005. The mark is the second-fastest in the world this season.
”I went into it with a new strategy,” Manganello said. ”Typically it starts a bit faster and … today I went for keeping a more steady race and luckily I was able to execute that quite well. For the first time trying it, I’m happy with it for sure.”
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There was an issue with the lap board and Manganello thought she had another lap to go. She likely would have broken the record had she known.