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Aug 12 Wheel-life hero puts skating path right in-line

Aug. 12, 2008, 11:57 a.m. (ET)
On any given weekend, you're likely to find Jim Wipff zooming along the Veloway like greased lightning. He's 60-years-old, but on wheels, it's safe to say he's a lot like butter because he's on a roll.

"There's an element of insanity in it," the speed skater says. "You don't go 25 miles an hour on skates and not be a little bit crazy."

With arms flying, legs clopping in fluid motion, he moves at high speeds that would likely scare most people away.

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