January 31, 2014 9:37 pm

Canada’s athletes in Sochi: Meet speed skater William Dutton

William Dutton of Canada skates during the men's 1000m event at the ISU World Sprint Speed Skating Championships in Nagano on January 18, 2014.

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Sport: Long Track Speed Skating

Age: 24

Hometown: Humboldt, Sask.

Accomplishments:

  • 38th overall at the 2010 World Sprint Championship.

Interesting Fact: Says his Olympic dream was sparked watching Jeremy Wotherspoon compete at Salt Lake City 2002 and claims he can still clearly hear the sound of Wotherspoon’s blades digging into the ice off the start when he thinks about it.

Chances: He has limited experience on the world stage. Dutton is a young skater who has potential, but is not expected to stand on the podium in Sochi.

© Shaw Media, 2014

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