Morrison had already pre-qualified for the World Cup circuit this year given his success in the 1,000, and 1,500 metre races at the Winter Olympics but he wanted to make sure he was sharp heading into the season.
“I was just racing the 1,000 to get one under my belt before I go off to World Cups. Being my first 1,000 of the year I’m not too disappointed with that result actually. It’s actually one of the faster times I’ve skated ever in my career at this time of this year,” he said.
This year’s World Cup circuit will begin in Japan and will be held November 14-16. Other stops this year include events in Korea, Germany, Norway, and Holland.