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Americans miss chance at 1,500m gold

Updated: February 21, 2010, 2:33 AM ET
By Bonnie D. Ford | ESPN.com

RICHMOND, British Columbia -- For the second Olympic Games in a row, speedskating's so-called race of kings ended in checkmate for the two Americans vying for the throne.

But there was a huge difference in the way Shani Davis and Chad Hedrick felt when they crossed the finish line of the 1,500-meter race after fighting the relatively slow track like thoroughbreds ankle-deep in mud.

Davis could not best the time set two pairs before him by Dutch veteran ...

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