Denny Morrison wins another Gold at Canadian Single Distance Championships

Denny Morrison earned his fourth medal of the Canadian Single Distance Championships on Tuesday, by claiming the gold in the men’s 1500m.

Morrison finished the race in a time of 1:47.45, (compared to his world record pace of 1.42,01 – set in Calgary).  Finishing second was Lucas Makowsky (Regina, SK – 1:48.70), followed by Steven Elm (Red Deer, AB – 1:49.63).  François-Olivier Roberge (St-Nicolas,QC) took fourth place while former short track skater Mathieu Giroux (Montreal, QC) finished fifth and qualified to race the distance at the World Cups.  Jay Morrison just missed, finishing sixth (1:50.51).

On the women’s side, Christine Nesbitt claimed gold, for her third medal of the week.  Shannon Rempel was second, with Brittany Shussler in third, and FSJ’s Elyce Henry in 11th. 

Wednesday is the last day of the Canadian Single Distance Championships. The men will skate the 10,000m while the women will race in the 5,000m.