Edmund Lamy

Edmund was born January 18, 1891 and passed away on September 8, 1962. From 1908-1912, he dominated amateur speed skating. In 1912, he left the amateur ranks behind and, as a professional, reigned as champion until 1917, when he was defeated by Bobby McLean of Chicago. His years as professional skater generated excitement and numerous records. In addition to his winning ways in speed skating Ed soared as a barrel jumper, setting a world record of 14 barrels or 27 feet 8 inches in 1912. This feat earned him recognition from "Ripley's Believe it or Not." 1919 was another record breaking year for Lamy, he set records for the quarter mile (34.8), three quarter mile (1.55) and three mile (14:15). Ed had a flair for showmanship and in the speedskating races where he held a large lead, he was known to skate the final lap backwards. He was inducted into the National Speedskating Hall of Fame on May 20, 1961 in Minneapolis, Minnesota as an International Champion.  

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