Greg Lyman just missed making the 1968 US Olympic speed skating team. Although he was attending the University of Wisconsin, in 1970 he took a leave of absence to train to make the 1972 Olympic team, which he did. Lyman also competed for the US at the 1971 and 1973 World Sprints, placing seventh overall in 1973, when he competed as a pro. At the 1973 European Sprints, which were then open, he was eighth overall. Lyman returned to the University of Wisconsin, graduating in 1974. He later attended law school at the University of Colorado and eventually became a judge. He married Pat Sheehan, a US speed skater who competed at the 1971 World Sprints. They settled in Durango, Colorado, where Pat Lyman became an actress with the Durango Repertory Theatre Company. In the late 1970s, after having their first child, she returned to speed skating, competing briefly in short-track, and winning a gold medal in the 500 metres at the 1978 World Short-Track Championships.
Personal Bests: 500 – 39.1 (1972); 1000 – 1:20.0 (1972); 1500 – 2:11.8 (1972); 5000 – 8:52.3 (1972).
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