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RUNNING GERMANY. BERLIN - Drafting is Out – the New Dimension of Speed Skating - A Review of the 40th BERLIN MARATHON Inline Skating
For years, professional inline speed skating has been considered to be purely a tactical sport, where the decisions were made in a final mass sprint over the finish line. Some of the champions were even criticised for drafting too much along the course and not doing enough work at the front. Bart Swings (Powerslide/Matter) has proven that it can also be done differently. Just before the halfway mark, he took off on his own, forgoing any drafting work from his teammates. Not for a moment did it look like he had any question about his superiority – a sense of self-confidence that he found on the ice.