This weekend the World Cup took in Moscow. Lucas Makowsky participated in two distances: the 1500m in the A division and the 10k in the B division.
In today's 1500m at the World Cup in Moscow, Lucas finished 9th in a time of 1:47.64, his first top 10 finish in an individual World Cup distance. The gold medal was for Håvard Bøkko (1:45.46).
"After the gold medal in the Team Pursuit in Berlin, finishing 9th in the 1500m today is a close second in terms of highlights of the season so far. This was my best 1500m of the first three World Cups. My legs started to hurt quite early in the race but I was able to maintain my speed and I skated a pretty flat race."
World Cup Moscow, 22 November 2008, 1500m, 9th place
For complete results click here.
On the second day of the World Cup in Moscow, Lucas raced to a fourth place in the 10k B division. He was paired with Kwun-Won Choi and finished in 13:31.96. First in the B division was Sverre Haugli (13:12.75). The gold medal in the A division was for Bob de Jong, the only skater to finish the 10k under 13 minutes this weekend. He won the gold medal in a track record time of 12:59.21.
“The 10k went quite well. I wasn’t too sure what to expect for that race, but I started out on a comfortable pace and went with it. The last three to four laps I really started to tie up and lost a little focus, but overall I was happy with the time and how I raced the race.”
World Cup Moscow, 23 November 2008, 10k, 4th place (B division)
For complete results see here.