Solo skater at the International Skating Union World Cup in Kearns, Utah, in December Photo illustration by Idris Khan for The New York Times. Source photographs: Melissa Majchrzak/U.S. Speedskating.

The Hidden Drama of Speedskating

Solo skater at the International Skating Union World Cup in Kearns, Utah, in December Photo illustration by Idris Khan for The New York Times. Source photographs: Melissa Majchrzak/U.S. Speedskating.

Maame Biney (1) falls as she reacts after winning women's 500-meter A final race during the U.S. Olympic short track speedskating trials Saturday, Dec. 16, 2017, in Kearns, Utah. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

Maame Biney falls as she reacts after winning women's A final race during the U. in Kearns, Utah.

Jerica Tandiman - Kearns, Utah.    Long Track Speedskating  - Team U.S.A.

Jerica Tandiman - Kearns, Utah. Long Track Speedskating - Team U.S.A.

Trent Nelson | The Salt Lake Tribune A space-saving tankless water heater. Salt Lake County and Community Development Corp of Utah held an open house for an Idea House Saturday, April 14, 2012 in Kearns, Utah. This Idea House is a home remodeled for energy efficiency, water conservation and accessibility.

Utah will require sale, installation of low-emission water heaters in 2017

Trent Nelson | The Salt Lake Tribune A space-saving tankless water heater. Salt Lake County and Community Development Corp of Utah held an open house for an Idea House Saturday, April 14, 2012 in Kearns, Utah. This Idea House is a home remodeled for energy efficiency, water conservation and accessibility.

Main Gate to the Army Air Base Kearns Utah, later known as Camp Kearns Utah. A temporary base constructed in 1942, the first of its kind to open and the last to close, in 1946. A community was established over what was left over from the military years, and the first residents moved into their new home in 1949. The history has remain lost until 2010. My parents moved here in 1953.

Main Gate to the Army Air Base Kearns Utah, later known as Camp Kearns Utah. A temporary base constructed in 1942, the first of its kind to open and the last to close, in 1946. A community was established over what was left over from the military years, and the first residents moved into their new home in 1949. The history has remain lost until 2010. My parents moved here in 1953.

Aaron Tran, front, who is from Federal Way, is going to the 2018 Winter Olympics. He won a 500-meter final at the Olympic trials Saturday in Kearns, Utah. (Rick Bowmer/AP) 12/16/2017

Aaron Tran, front, who is from Federal Way, is going to the 2018 Winter Olympics. He won a final at the Olympic trials Saturday in Kearns, Utah.

Battle Axe| A Kearns, Utah teenager required 300 stitches,..after being attached with a 4 bladed battle axe ...

Battle Axe| A Kearns, Utah teenager required 300 stitches,..after being attached with a 4 bladed battle axe ...

Designated first as an Overseas Replacement Training Center and later as a Replacement Depot, Overseas Replacement Depot No. 2 at Kearns, Utah was an outgrowth of Basic Training Center No. 5.

Designated first as an Overseas Replacement Training Center and later as a Replacement Depot, Overseas Replacement Depot No. 2 at Kearns, Utah was an outgrowth of Basic Training Center No.

Maame Biney reacts during a medal ceremony after winning women's 500-meter A final race during the U.S. Olympic short track speedskating trials Saturday, Dec. 16, 2017, in Kearns, Utah. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

Maame Biney reacts during a medal ceremony after winning women's A final race during the U. in Kearns, Utah.

KEARNS, Utah (AP) - Maame Biney became the first black woman to qualify for a U.S. Olympic speedskating team with a pair of victories in the 500 meters.

Biney is black woman to make Olympic speed skating team - Maame Biney became the first black woman to qualify for a U. Olympic speedskating team with a pair of victories in the 500 meters.

St. Francis Xavier Church in Kearns, Utah.

Francis Xavier Church in Kearns, Utah.

St. Francis Xavier Church in Kearns, Utah.

Francis Xavier Church in Kearns, Utah.

Race at Kearns, Utah.  Took 3rd overall.  GO Twolves.  Our guys took the top 5.

Race at Kearns, Utah. GO Twolves. Our guys took the top

Ladies Mass Start, ISU World Cup Speedskating at Utah Olympic Oval, Kearns, Utah

Ladies Mass Start, ISU World Cup Speedskating at Utah Olympic Oval, Kearns, Utah

Missing From: SALT LAKE CITY, UT. Missing Date: 06/07/2016. Milagros may still be in the local area or she may travel to West Valley or Kearns, Utah.

Missing From: SALT LAKE CITY, UT. Missing Date: Milagros may still be in the local area or she may travel to West Valley or Kearns, Utah.

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