After months of dedicated training at home in the Hawaii Islands, Patrick and Ryan Dolan arrived back in Chula Vista, CA in preparation for the 2010 US National Team Trials. These trials are set to begin on April 24th with athletes competing for the top spot in the 200 and 1000 meter Olympic distances. Ryan and Patrick have elected to race together in the two-person (K2) kayak are focused on finishing atop the podium in the K2 1000 meter event. They will also be racing individually in the K1 1000 meter distance as well. April 25th will be the second day of racing in the 200 meter events. As apposed to the 1000 meter events which span just over 3 punishing minutes of racing, the 200 meter event is quick, intense, and holds no room for error. Athletes competing in this discipline have to be flawless from start to finish.
500 meter Heats/Finals
1000 meter Heats/Finals
200 meter Heats/ Finals
We will be following the Dolan Brothers over the next few weeks, and posting updates and pretrial interviews. Good luck boys!
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