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Dan Jansen Biography

The Skating Jansens, Overcame Physical Setbacks, No Good Time For Tragedy, Gold, FinallySELECTED WRITINGS BY JANSEN:


American speed skater

Dan Jansen was known as the world's best speed skater in the late 1980s and early 1990s, dominating the world in international competition. However, he is most known for what he didn't accomplish; he competed in three Olympiads before finally earning a gold medal in his final competition of the 1994 Olympic Games in Lillehammer, Norway.


(With Jack McCallum) Full Circle: An Autobiography, Villard Books, 1994.

Sketch by Brenna Sanchez

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Famous Sports StarsSpeed Skating