Keith Regan Carney|
(September 5, 1974 - living) U.S.A.
Keith is a long track speedskater who is training with his goal to compete in the 2010 Olympics. At the U.S. Championships he set a personal record and finished 10th in the men's 5,000 meters. He is also openly gay and wrote about his experiences for Outsports.
"I came out during graduate school at the University of Alaska Fairbanks, graduated two years later, worked the perfect job then decided to pursue my dream of becoming a long track speedskater."
This was soon after the 2002 Salt Lake City Olympics, and the new mecca of long track speedskating in the U.S. was the Utah Olympic Oval in Salt Lake City. I soon made the decision to commit to the sport, however irrational those around thought it was, and on July 5, 2003, at the age of 28, I arrived. Looking back it was the best decision I ever made.