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August 27, 2020

#35: Triumphing Over Personal Tragedy with Dan Jansen

Speedskater Dan Jansen set eight world records, yet it took him 10 years before he won an Olympic medal of any kind. From losing his sister on the day he entered as an overwhelming favorite to win gold in the 500 meters in 1988, to slips and stumbles that cost him additional hardware, Jansen’s biggest […]

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Speedskater Dan Jansen set eight world records, yet it took him 10 years before he won an Olympic medal of any kind. From losing his sister on the day he entered as an overwhelming favorite to win gold in the 500 meters in 1988, to slips and stumbles that cost him additional hardware, Jansen’s biggest opponent became himself. True Underdog Jayson Waller talks with Jansen about finding the belief to overcome the adversity and win that elusive gold in 1994.

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