Dustin Molicki, 26, of Calgary set two Canadian records in December, 2001. The day after setting the Canadian 1,500-metre record, Molicki became the record-holder in the grueling 10,000 metres, shaving more than seven seconds off his mark. "I wasn't sure how it was going to go," Molicki told The Globe and Mail after setting the records. He also qualified to skate in the 5,000 metres at the Salt Lake City Winter Olympics. "The energy system just came on line so I just went with it. It was turning it over really well. It ended up being a really good time." At the time of the Olympic trials, Molicki's time was the second-fastest 10,000 metres skated in the world.