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Jansen persevered despite Olympic disappointments

Updated: March 23, 2005, 4:44 PM ET
By Lisette Hilton | Special to ESPN.com

"[Dan Jansen] began to be portrayed as kind of a heartbreak kid because this may be the greatest speed skater that ever put on skates never to have won an Olympic medal. And that would have meant that he was one of the biggest chokers of all time," says sports psychologist Dr. Jim Loehr on ESPN Classic's SportsCentury series.

A talented and powerful speed skater, Dan Jansen won world sprint championships, topped World Cup standings and set world records. Yet the challenges that haunted ...

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