Thursday, February 23, 2006
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3 Island Race
   Across 3 Islands Miami, FL
   Sunday, March 21, 2004

Empire K2 Race Team Opens the Season with a Win by Bret Whitman

The first race of the year for Empire K2 in Miami's Three Island Race was a 5 mile race on a crazy hair pin turn course.  The men's field was full of great skaters from the Florida area along with Empire K2's Bret Whitman who finished about 40 seconds ahead of the pack led by Kyle Ezzell of Team Florida.

For the women's field Empire K2's Daniela Martinez and Naomi Shecter raced but due to confusing directions on the course Martinez was DQ'd after coming across the line in 1st with Naomi finished 4th.  Daniela was first over the line but her pack took a shortcut by accident.  Naomi was the first to cross the line having done the full course.

The team was happy to take a few days in Florida for the 1st outdoor race of the season and the the 1st on the new K2 Recon boot.

Doug Fessenden
Empire K2 Team Manager

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