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Phillip and Betty Lamb live east of River Falls and prepare to again this year, watch daughter Maria compete in the Winter Olympics. This photo from many Christmases ago shows her with all her siblings. Left to right in back: Mikey, 17; Katie, 22; and Maria, 24. In front are Angela, 20, and the family dog, Wolfgang.

Lamb again races in Winter Olympics

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With the fastest all-around time as an American in recent Olympic speed skating trials, Maria Lamb surges toward her second Winter Olympics this month.


The town of River Falls native will compete in the 5,000 meter race, the longest for women. Her mother, Betty, says Maria skates fastest the longer the distance.

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Phil Pfuehler
Phil Pfuehler has been editor of the River Falls Journal since 1991.
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