February 09, 2014

Heather Richardson and Brittany Bowe: friends, rivals, and Team USA's best shot at women's speed skating gold. Both inline skating converts, the two head into Sochi with high expectations. Richardson wears the 2013 World Sprint Championship crown. Bowe holds the 1000 meter world record. And a 1-2 Richardson-Bowe finish in the 500, 1,000 and 1,500 meters at the U.S. trials makes the goal of ending a 12-year female long-track speed skating medal drought a very real possibility.

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