Cindy Klassen saved the best for last, capping her record-setting speed skating season with another memorable performance

Calgary, AB -- The Winnipeg native won the 1,000 metres at Calgary's Olympic Oval on Saturday in one minute, 13.11 seconds, eclipsing her own world record of 1:13:46 set on Friday. Klassen, 26, posted nine world marks this season, including eight at the Olympic Oval. She also won five medals at last month's Torino Winter Olympics in Turin, Italy. She added to her medal haul a week ago by taking the world all-round championship at the Oval, setting a 3,000-metre world record and world all-round points record (154.580) in the process. With her performance Klassen, is the winner of the Olympic Oval Finale’s largest ever $25,000 world record prize purse. Kristina Groves, a two-time Olympic silver medallist, took second place in Saturday's 1,000-metre event with a personal best time of 1:14:98. Third place went to Japan's Nao Kodaira (1:15:93). On the men's side, Canada's Brock Miron crossed the finish line first in the 1,000-metre in a time of 1:09:10. Masaaki Kobayashi of Japan and Jan Smeekens of the Netherlands finished second and third, respectively. In other action, Norway's Havard Bokko and Martina Sablikova of the Czech Republic set junior records and will split the $4,000 junior record prize purse. In addition to the senior and junior records set, the ING Olympic Oval Finale, presented by Conematic Heating Systems Inc., has seen more than 650 personal best times skated by the 300 participating skaters from more than 10 countries. Over the past season the Olympic Oval has provided the fastest ice in the world for the best speed skaters, allowing them to set 25 world records and skate more than 2,500 personal best times.

For the full event results consult the results section of the Olympic Oval website.