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Chris Detrick
Photographer Chris Detrick reports from Sochi, Russia. For more Olympics coverage, go to our Olympics page.

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(SOCHI, RUSSIA - JANUARY 12: Shani Davis, of Chicago, Ill., competes in the men's 1,000 meter speed skating race at Adler Arena Skating Center during the 2014 Sochi Olympic Games Wednesday February 12, 2014. Davis finished in eighth place with a time of 1:09.12. (Photo by Chris Detrick/The Salt Lake Tribune) )
Olympic favorite photo: Shani’s skate

Wednesday night could have been a historic night for speedskater Shani Davis, who was competing in the 1,000-meter race. Davis was attempting to become the first man to win gold in the same event in three straight Olympics.

My plan for this race was to concentrate on the intensity of his "game face," so I positioned myself on the ground level, about halfway through the turn. Using a 400 mm lens, I focused on Davis as he skated by and shot a burst of 24 pictures. This one is my favorite of the series because I like how his arm frames his face and you actually can see his eye watering from the wind.

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- Chris Detrick

Camera • Nikon D4

Lens (mm) • 400

ISO • 4000

Aperture • 4

Shutter • 1/4000

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