This sport is about being the first one to pass the finish line with your front wheel. The race distance varies from sprint to small distance, marathon or double marathon and even longer distances ( e.g. The One-Eleven, 111 km, in Switzerland or the Athens-2-Atlanta, 86 miles, in the USA).In addition there are indoor track races over 100, 200 oder 300 meters.
At least a helmet and a pair of speedskates is the equipment of a speedskater. The frame is either a four or a five-wheel frame which fit´s 80 to 100 mm wheels. Frame,including wheels must not be longer than half a meter.
The leading nations in the world are Colombia, Italy, USA, South Korea, France, Argentina, Taiwan, Chile and Newzealand.