Albert Lincoln "Al" Roker Jr. is an American television personality, weatherman, actor, and book author. He is best known as being the weather anchor on NBC's Today. Roker also appears occasionally on NBC Nightly News. He holds an expired American Meteorological Society Television Seal #238. source
Although in skating you compete with other people anyone who achieves a certain level of success is first and foremost competing against themselves. And for me the idea that I could always do better learn more learn faster is something that came from skating. But I carried that with me for the rest of my life.