Derek Parra has set records and won medals as one of the fastest American speed skaters. Born in San Bernardino, California, Parra got his start as an inline speed skater. He won a world championship in that sport but traded concrete for the ice to realize his dream of competing in the Olympic Games. By 2002, his dream came true as Parra earned a spot on the U.S. Olympic men’s speed skating team in Salt Lake City. There he captured a gold medal in the 1,500 meter competition, setting an Olympic record of 1:43.95. He also scored a silver medal in the 5,000 meter event. Outside of the Olympics, Parra has earned gold medals at the U.S. Allrounds and U.S. Long Track Championships and placed in the World Single Distance Championships and World Allrounds.
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**Derek Parra Speaker**
A Derek Parra speaker engagement could cover the speed skater’s intensive training regimen, which involves training in Utah and Florida, or his habit of eating a package of cookies the night before a race.
**Derek Parra Appearance**
Derek Parra appearances occur not only on the ice but at Home Depot, where he holds down a steady job to cover his training bills. As an inline skater, Derek Parra appearances included two world record-setting performances.
**Derek Parra Endorsement**
As the winner of an Olympic gold medal, Derek Parra has reached a level of excellence that few others have or ever will. A Derek Parra endorsement will add prestige and respect to any event, product or company.
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