Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Canadians Dutton, Blondin Place Third in World Cup Events

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Canadians Dutton, Blondin Place Third in World Cup Events

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Dutton takes third in men's 500-metre event

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SALT LAKE CITY - Canadians William Dutton and Ivanie Blondin both collected bronze medals Friday on the first day of the second stage of the long track speedskating World Cup season.

Dutton, of Humboldt, Sask., earned his third medal in as many men's 500-metre races so far this season with a time of 34.35 seconds. Last week, at the first World Cup stage of the season held in Calgary, Dutton won a silver and a bronze in the two 500 races that were held.

Dutton finished behind Russia's Pavel Kulizhnikov, who won gold with a new world record of 33.98, Friday. American skater Mitchell Whitmore finished second in 34.19.

"I had trouble focusing today because there are a lot of distractions when you're on the road," said Dutton.

"I was able to overcome the distractions, however, and prove to myself that I'm not just a home-ice skater. …

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