Shani Davis skated 1:42.32 and broke the world record yesterday in the 1500 meter speed skating. He broke the previous record, which he set about a year ago, by 0.36 seconds.

There have been a few records going down recently. Sven Kramer broke his own 5000 meter record on Saturday by about a second and a half, coming through in 6:07.48. That’s over 10 minutes faster than I could run the same distance.

The World Cup finals for speed skating seem to be fast this year.