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Published: Monday, Jan. 28 2013 2:41 p.m. MST

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Editor's note: In sports, character is not often defined when an athlete gets a victory. Character is defined when one must grapple with the realities of a loss. As Amy Donaldson reports, Brittany Bowe is one athlete who had to grapple with disappointment and came out all the better for it.


KEARNS — Frustration was evident on Brittany Bowe's face as she skated toward her coach after a miscue with another skater cost her time and a likely podium finish at the World Sprint Championships on Sunday afternoon.


"I had a decent opener and my first lap felt really good," said Bowe, a former in-line skater who took up long track speedskating last year. "It was the fastest lap I've had in competition thus far and going into that out lane, after the finish line, I was still picking up speed and carrying my speed really well." That's when the only other athlete on the ice, Karolina Erbanova, crossed in front of her, essentially cutting her off as she moved from the inside to the outside lane.


"I kind of had to pull back and stand up a little bit," she said. "But that's racing. ... It's really unfortunate, and I’m upset about it. But at the same time, I've got to be happy for my teammate because she just won the overall World Sprint Championship."


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