I remember giving this guy a standing ovation during his mile leg of the DMR at the Penn Relays in 2005, back when I was a worthless alternate and we were both high school seniors. He "only" ran, like, a 4:10. » 2/24/14 10:05pm 2/24/14 10:05pm

How A Century-Old Skate Design Completely Changed Modern Speed Skating

Equipment can be a funny thing in sports, as we've seen with the ongoing Under Armor race suit debacle. But that's nothing compared to what happened in 1996, when the International Skating Union allowed skaters to begin using clap skates (or slap skates, depending on who you ask) in competitions. » 2/15/14 1:00pm 2/15/14 1:00pm