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Local 3-time state champ talks about her passion for speed skating

Mylee on KRCG 13 Live at Sunrise ahead of Capital City Speed Skating Championship (KRCG 13)

The 22nd annual Capital City Speed Skating Championship will be Saturday at the Washington Park Ice Arena.

It's a chance for speed skaters from across the mid-west to compete and for some to work toward their Olympic dreams.

Eleven-year-old Mylee Hawkins of Fulton appeared on KRCG 13 Live at Sunrise ahead of her race.

"My favorite part about speed skating is that you never know how a race will turn out," Hawkins said. "You can end up winning, losing or falling and I love winning."

She's a three-time state champ for the fastest times in her age group. Hawkins said her goal is to be able to do five laps in under a minute and her fastest time for a lap is 13 seconds.

"I do have hopes to go to the Olympics but I'm taking it one step at a time cause I don't know what's going to happen in the future," Hawkins said. "I'm really hoping I get to go to the Olympics though."

It's free to get in to see the race, which will start at 9 a.m.

For more information, contact Paul Rudder (573) 635-7995 or click here.



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