February 8 – 24, 2002
I wanted the hattrick over 5.000 m. But I already fulfilled one of my big dreams over 3.000m: Gold in world record time! So I already had my Olympic medal, and a really beautiful one, but still my focus was on winning three times in a row over one distance. I was never so concentrated in a race, I just skated as my coach had planned. World record again! Again gold and the hattrick!
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