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Great Winter Olympics Moments
Dan Jansen Wins at Last in Lillehammer, 1994
American speed skater Dan Jansen had overcome personal tragedy and disappointing losses to compete one final time in Lillehammer. To everyone's surprise, he set a world record in the 1,000-meter race, winning the gold and taking his baby daughter on a victory lap.
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