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JANSEN HANGS UP HIS SKATES

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Gold medalist Dan Jansen, whose frustration and triumph held America's attention through four Olympics, said he will retire from speedskating rather than end his career in February with a World Cup event in his hometown.

"I have accomplished all that I can in my sport," Jansen said in a news release issued by U.S. Speedskating, the national governing body for the sport. "I will miss it, especially the competition, but I am looking forward to spending more time with my family."Jansen, 29, won a gold medal in the 1,000 meters at Lillehammer, Norway, in February, ending years of Olympic frustration.