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Fort St. John’s Denny Morrison to lead team Canada

Morrison of Fort St. John, B.C., willl take part in the 1,000m and 1500m events. He will try to repeat his 1,500m gold-medal skate from 2012 when the Long Track World Single Distance Championships were also held in Heerenveen. He also won the 1,500m world title in Nagano, Japan in 2008 and has seven individual medals in total on his resume at the World Single Distance Championships.

Laurent Dubreuil of Levis, Que., Canada’s only World Cup medalist this season with Blondin, is also confirmed for the 500m at the world championships. He has a silver and three bronze medals so far this season in the 500m.

Blondin of Ottawa, ON, will compete in the 3,000m, 5,000m and mass start races. Blondin has five medals on the World Cup circuit so far this season — two gold, a silver and a bronze medal in mass start and a bronze in the 5,000m.

Speed Skating Canada will confirm athletes for three additional spots which will be decided at the upcoming World Cup races.

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