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Monday, February 12, 2018

South Lakes Speedskating Star Gets Her Olympic Moment

We're interrupting our regularly scheduled diatribes about paid parking and poorly executed developmentsplaining to share this fancy network news video of South Lakes High School's Maame Biney, the first African American woman to make the U.S. Olympic woman's short track team.

Biney has been living with a host family in Utah of late, but she grew up in Reston. This other video, which can't be embedded into "web logs" for some reason, ups the homegrown ante with some sweeeet B-roll footage of Reston Town Center and Skatequest.

Biney races on Tuesday and again on Saturday. We'll be cheering for her!

Update: Biney is coming home -- and looking ahead to 2022.


  1. Kick some hiney, Biney! Make Reston proud.

  2. :) #GoMaameGo! :) What a great smile. Don't know her but we're rooting for her.


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