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K.C. Boutiette eyes fifth Olympics in 2018 at age 47

K.C. Boutiette

K.C. Boutiette of the United States in action during the Men’s Speed Skating 5000 M race in the 2006 Olympic Games at the Oval Lingotto in Torino, Italy on February 11, 2006. (Photo by S. Levin/Getty Images)

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K.C. Boutiette, who made four straight U.S. Olympic speed skating teams from 1994 through 2006, would like to try to make the 2018 Pyeongchang Olympics, if his body is up for it, he told Dutch media outlet NOS.

If he made it to Pyeongchang, Boutiette would be the oldest Olympic speed skater since the first Winter Games in 1924. Great Britain’s Albert Tebbit competed in Chamonix, France, at age 52.

Boutiette’s best Olympic finish was fifth in the 1500m in Nagano in 1998 and the 5000m in Salt Lake City in 2002.

Boutiette’s odds are pretty long, given he finished 10th in his only race, the 500m, at the U.S. trials for the fall World Cups last month.

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