Ewen Fernandez (Powerslide Matter) just completed to participate to the Ice-Skating World Cup. They are set at 6'48 for 5000 m, the French skater achieved a time of 6'41. He beat another french specialist of long track, Benjamin Mace.
Other famous roller-skaters participated in these test session as the Belgians Bart Swings (1st in 6'30), Ferre Spruyt (4th). Both are also qualified.
The first World Cup will held in Chelyabinsk (Russia) in November 18 to 20, then Astana (Kazakhstan) from 25 to 27 November and Heerenveen (Netherlands) from December 2 to 4.
More info read the blog of Ewen Fernandez (French)