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Black Speed Skater Inspires D.C. Kids to Compete

From left: Alan Price (in enlarged view), Amir Price and Suliman Abdullah burst from the starting line at a D.C.-area skating rink.
Rolando Arrieta, NPR
From left: Alan Price (in enlarged view), Amir Price and Suliman Abdullah burst from the starting line at a D.C.-area skating rink.

Four years ago, Olympic speed skater Shani Davis said he was lonely being the only black man on a traditionally white team.

Since then, his performance on the ice -- he holds the world record for the 1,500-meter event -- has inspired a small group of young black kids in Washington, D.C. to become competitive speed skaters.

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Rolando Arrieta
Rolando Arrieta manages the Ops Desk, the team that handles the day-to-day content production and operations for the Newsroom and Programming. He also works closely with software developers in designing content management systems in an effort to maintain efficient production and publication workflows for broadcast newsmagazines, podcasts and digital story presentations.