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Davis withdraws after first run

Updated: February 16, 2010, 2:11 PM ET
ESPN.com news services

Shani Davis withdrew after Race 1 of the 500 meters Monday night.

Problems with various ice-resurfacing machines caused a lengthy delay. But that's not why Davis dropped out.

Davis finished 18th in the first race with a time of 35.45 seconds, then withdrew to save his energy for the 1,000 on Wednesday night.

When the new start list came out, Davis' name was not on it, and he was seen riding an exercise bike in the warm-up room.

"He drew on his inner wisdom. ...

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