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KC Boutiette

United States

SportSpeed Skating
FederationIDSSUSA11104197001
NOCUnited States
Born11 Apr 1970 in  Tacoma, WA
GenderMen
Marital statusMarried
FamilyWife Kristi, son Braam, daughter Brooke
ResidenceErie, CO, USA
OccupationBusiness Owner, Sports Equipment Technician
LanguagesDutch, English
Personal Bests
EventRecordDateLocation 
Personal Bests
  Event RecordDateLocation 
    500m 36.09 10 Jan 2004 Salt Lake City, UT  
    1000m 1:09.90 03 Jan 2004 Salt Lake City, UT  
    1500m 1:46.78 28 Dec 2002 Salt Lake City, UT  
    5000m 6:22.97 09 Feb 2002 Salt Lake City, UT  
    10000m 13:21.06 28 Feb 2004 Heerenveen  
Social Media
Social Media
www.facebook.com/kcboutiette  
twitter.com/kboutie  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
Club / TeamPuget Sound Speed Skating Club: Tacoma, WA, USA  
Reason for choosing this sportHe initially took up the sport to cross-train for inline skating and improve his technique.  
Name of coachMatt Kooreman [national], USA; Tucker Fredricks [personal], USA, from 2015; Dave Tamburrino [personal], USA  
When and where did you begin this sport?He began speed skating in 1994 in Milwaukee, WI, United States of America.  
Training RegimeHe trains for about four hours on an average day.  
General Interest
General Interest
NicknamesBooty (nbcolympics.com, 16 Oct 2017)  
Most influential person in careerHis mother. (Athlete, 08 Feb 2017)  
AmbitionsTo win a medal at the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang. (nbcolympics.com, 16 Oct 2017)  
Other sportsHe competed in downhill skating at the 1998 Summer X-Games. He has also competed in inline skating and marathon skating. (schaatsen.nl, 16 Sep 2016; USOC 29 Apr 2005; US Speedskating, 20 Sep 2001)  
Sporting philosophy / motto"It is never too late to try." (Athlete, 08 Feb 2017)  
Other informationOLDEST
In 2016 he became the oldest speed skater [at the time] to finish on the podium at a World Cup event when he finished second in the mass start event in Nagano, Japan, at age 46 years 223 days. (SportsDeskOnline, 20 Nov 2016; nos.nl, 20 Nov 2016; teamusa.org, 20 Nov 2016)

OLYMPIC MEDAL PLANS
He has already decided what he will do if he wins a medal at the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang. He intends to cut it into as many pieces as possible and send them to everyone who has helped him during his career. "Letting someone wear your medal and take a picture, that's one thing, but that picture is going to sit on your phone. If you send someone a piece of a medal, it's going to sit in a drawer. For me, that would be the coolest thing ever because they're a part of your team. You'd have maybe a little piece of a medal and a ribbon, that's what I would be left with." (usatoday.com, 28 Sep 2017)

MULTISPORT
He was an inline skater until 1993, when he decided to switch to speed skating. In 1999 he changed again to focus on marathon skating. He retired in 2007 before returning to speed skating in 2015 at age 45. He is known as one of the first athletes to have made the transition from inline skating to speed skating. "A lot of people look at me as the pioneer that came over from inline skating. It's really nice to be known for that, because that's what is going to stick with me for the rest of my life regardless of meet results." (teamusa.org, 20 Nov 2016; schaatsen.nl, 16 Sep 2016; teamusa.org, 29 Jan 2015)

BUSINESS OWNER
He owns Rocket7, a company making custom cycling shoes based in Erie, CO, United States of America. (nbcolympics.com, 06 Oct 2017; rocket7.com, 2017)
 
InjuriesHe suffered a back injury in 2001 that troubled him for a number of years. He had surgery on the problem in 2009. (Athlete, 08 Feb 2017)  
Memorable sporting achievementWinning the Six Days Marathon Stage Race in Netherlands in 2004 and 2005. (Athlete, 08 Feb 2017)  
Hero / IdolNorwegian speed skater Johann Olav Koss. (Athlete, 08 Feb 2017)  
Championships results
Year Competition Event Rank  
Championships results
    1997/1998 World Allround Championships 500m2  
    1996/1997 World Allround Championships 1500m2  
    2004/2005 World Allround Championships 1500m3  
    1996/1997 World Allround Championships Allround4  
    2004/2005 World Single Distances Championships Team Pursuit 8 Laps4  
    1995/1996 World Single Distances Championships 1500m4  
    2003/2004 World Single Distances Championships 10000m4  
    1997/1998 World Allround Championships Allround5  
    1995/1996 World Allround Championships Allround5  
    1996/1997 World Single Distances Championships 10000m5  
    2002 Olympic Games 5000m5  
    1998 Olympic Games 1500m5  
    2002/2003 World Single Distances Championships 5000m6  
    1995/1996 World Single Distances Championships 5000m6  
    2004/2005 World Allround Championships Allround6  
    2006 Olympic Games Team Pursuit 8 Laps6  
    2003/2004 World Allround Championships Allround7  
    2002/2003 World Allround Championships Allround8  
    1998 Olympic Games 10000m8  
    1996/1997 World Single Distances Championships 5000m8  
    2000/2001 World Single Distances Championships 5000m8  
    1996/1997 World Single Distances Championships 1500m8  
    1998 Olympic Games 1000m8  
    1998/1999 World Allround Championships Allround9  
    1997/1998 World Single Distances Championships 1000m9  
    1997/1998 World Single Distances Championships 1500m9  
    2000/2001 World Single Distances Championships 1500m10  
    2004/2005 World Single Distances Championships 10000m11  
    2016/2017 World Single Distances Championships Mass Start 16 Laps12  
    1998/1999 World Single Distances Championships 1500m13  
    2004/2005 World Single Distances Championships 5000m13  
    1998 Olympic Games 5000m14  
    2000/2001 World Allround Championships Allround15  
    2015/2016 World Single Distances Championships Mass Start 16 Laps15  
    1994/1995 World Allround Championships Allround16  
    1999/2000 World Allround Championships Allround16  
    2006 Olympic Games 5000m19  
    2003/2004 World Single Distances Championships 5000m20  
    1999/2000 World Single Distances Championships 1500m21  
    1993/1994 World Allround Championships Allround24  
    1994 Olympic Games 1500m39  
World Cups
Year Competition Event Rank  
World Cups
    2003/2004 World Cup North American & Oceanic Wch Allround Qu Allround1  
    2002/2003 World Cup North American & Oceanic Wch Allround Qu Allround1  
    1998/1999 World Cup North American & Oceanic Wch Allround Qu Allround1  
    2003/2004 World Cup Heerenveen Allround1  
    2004/2005 World Cup Hamar Team Pursuit 8 Laps1  
    2004/2005 World Cup North American & Oceanic Wch Allround Qu Allround2  
    2004/2005 World Cup North American & Oceanic Wch Allround Qu Allround2  
    2004/2005 World Cup North American & Oceanic Wch Allround Qu Allround2  
    2003/2004 World Cup North American & Oceanic Wch Allround Qu Allround2  
    2002/2003 World Cup North American & Oceanic Wch Allround Qu Allround2  
    2000/2001 World Cup North American & Oceanic Wch Allround Qu Allround2  
    2000/2001 World Cup North American & Oceanic Wch Allround Qu Allround2  
    2016/2017 World Cup Nagano Mass Start 16 Laps2  
    2005/2006 World Cup Turin Team Pursuit 8 Laps2  
    2004/2005 World Cup Baselga di Piné Team Pursuit 8 Laps2  
    2003/2004 World Cup North American & Oceanic Wch Allround Qu Allround3  
    2003/2004 World Cup North American & Oceanic Wch Allround Qu Allround3  
    2003/2004 World Cup Heerenveen 10000m3  
    1995/1996 World Cup Baselga di Piné 1500m3  
    2002/2003 World Cup North American & Oceanic Wch Allround Qu Allround3  
    1999/2000 World Cup North American & Oceanic Wch Allround Qu Allround3  
    1997/1998 World Cup Milwaukee 1500m3  
    1999/2000 World Cup Baselga di Piné 1500m3  
    1995/1996 World Cup Milwaukee 1500m3  
    2000/2001 World Cup North American & Oceanic Wch Allround Qu Allround3  
    2000/2001 World Cup North American & Oceanic Wch Allround Qu Allround3  
    1998/1999 World Cup North American & Oceanic Wch Allround Qu Allround3  
    2003/2004 World Cup 5000/10000m5  
    2004/2005 World Cup 5000/10000m6  
    2016/2017 World Cup Mass Start 16 Laps9  
    1999/2000 World Cup 1500m12  
    2015/2016 World Cup Mass Start 16 Laps14  
    2000/2001 World Cup 1500m14  
    2001/2002 World Cup 1500m17  
    1998/1999 World Cup 1500m17  
    2000/2001 World Cup 5000/10000m18  
    2002/2003 World Cup 1500m20  
    2003/2004 World Cup 1500m21  
    1998/1999 World Cup 5000/10000m24  
    2005/2006 World Cup 5000/10000m28  
    2002/2003 World Cup 5000/10000m28  
    2016/2017 World Cup Overall36  
    2001/2002 World Cup 5000/10000m38  
    1999/2000 World Cup 5000/10000m44