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Patrick Beckert Misses Race Due to Cell Phone

By Jake on
Patrick Beckert was an alternate on the German speed skating team who learned his lesson the hard way: keep your cell phone on. The 19-year-old missed a chance to compete in the Olympics because his mobile was turned off. The spot opened with Italian Enrico Fabris was forced to withdraw from the race one hour before it began. After three other alternates were unavailable, Beckert was called.He eventually responded, just 17 minutes before the race was scheduled to begin, but by then it was...Read Full Story
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