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Blair marches to record fifth gold medal

Updated: January 23, 2002, 11:18 AM ET
By Fred W. Kiger | Special to ESPN.com

Signature Race

Feb. 23, 1994 - At the Viking Ship Olympic Hall in Hamar, Norway, Bonnie Blair prepared to compete in her final Olympic speed skating race, the 1,000 meters. As usual, the four-time Olympic gold medalist had eaten her peanut butter sandwich and sang "When the Saints Go Marching In." Taking her mark, the 29-year-old Blair was paired with one of her fiercest rivals, China's Ye Qiaobo, who had finished second, behind Blair, by one-fiftieth of a second in this event in the 1992 ...

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