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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
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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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