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Speedskaters fear Under Armour suits a factor in slow times at Olympics
Speedskaters fear Under Armour suits a factor in slow times at Olympics

SOCHI, Russia — In the wake of disappointing results that have seen its speedskaters on the verge of their worst Olympic performance in three decades, U.S. Speedskating may change the one factor it controls — its race suit. Under Armour heralded the Mach 39 — the much-hyped suit the apparel company developed with the help of defense contractor Lockheed Martin — as the fastest speedskating suit in production. In Sochi, U.S. speedskaters have yet to win a medal. On Thursday, U.S. Speedskating took steps to cover a meshed area on the back of the suit worn by Heather Richardson, the top-ranked women’s skater in the world who finished seventh in the 1,000...

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