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Marianne St-Gelais, Kim Boutin medal in 1,500m at speed skating worlds

02/14/2015 09:13 EST | Updated 04/16/2015 05:59 EDT
It was nearly an all-Canadian podium in the women’s 1,500-metre race Saturday at the world single distance speed skating championships in Heerenveen, Netherlands, with Marianne St-Gelais capturing a silver medal and Kim Boutin right behind with a bronze.

It’s been a banner season for St-Gelais, a 24-year-old native of Saint-Felicien, Que., who has medalled at several World Cup events.

By late December, she had won at least one medal in each of the individual World Cups, including silver in the 500 and bronze in the 1,000 in Shanghai, a silver in the 500 in Montreal, and two medals — gold in the 1,000 and bronze in the 500 — in Salt Lake City to start the season.

Last weekend, the three-time Olympic silver medallist teamed with Kasandra Bradette, Audrey Phaneuf and Boutin of Sherbrooke, Que., to win gold in the women’s relay at the World Cup in Dresden, Germany.

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