Canada's Ivanie Blondin continued her remarkable dominance on the ice, at the International Skating Union (ISU) Speed Skating World Cup in Nagano, winning yet another gold.
Day two in Japan saw numerous records tumble, with the men's 500 metres, ladies' 1,000m and 3,000m and Team Pursuit taking centre-stage.
Blondin made the headlines once again, following on from her two golds in the Nur-Sultan World Cup event last weekend.
The result of today's 3,000m was never in doubt, as the Canadian crossed the line in 4:00.243, taking more than three seconds off the previous track record held by runner-up Martina Sáblíková.
Czech Republic’s finest crossed the line in 4:01.976, with Isabelle Weidermann of Canada in bronze (4:03.51).
However, in the long distances World Cup standings, Sáblíková is nine points ahead of Blondin on 211 after four events.
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The first final of the evening saw Russia's Vikto Mushtakov win the 2nd 500m crown in a time of 34.508sec, also a track record.
Compatriot Pavel Kulizhnikov took silver in 34.520, with Japan's Yuma Murakami in bronze (34.545).
In the women's 1,000m, America's Brittany Bowe triumphed in a track record of 1min 14.344sec, more than half a second ahead of Japan's Miho Takagi (1:14.894).
Sanneke de Neeling of The Netherlands finished with bronze in 1:14.879.
The team pursuit final decided the overall winner, with Russia just edging out Japan and taking the big prize.
Russia finished in 3:42.939 ahead of Japan in 3:42.999 - Canada crossed the line for bronze in 3:44.876.
The final World Cup standings saw Russia on 312 points, Japan on 302 and Canada rounding out the top three on 290.
Tomorrow is the final day of competition, with the ladies' 500m and team pursuit, and men's 1,000m and 5,000m.