St. Paul Age: 28 Olympic experience: Third (2006, 2010) Twitter handle:@MariaTLamb Bio: Two days before the women’s 5,000-meter race at December’s Olympic trials, Lamb spent several hours in an emergency room because of a throat infection and a migraine. She had to win the event to make her third Olympic team, and she did so handily. A multiple national champion with a long international résumé, Lamb was born in St. Paul, grew up in River Falls, Wis., and now lives in Park City, Utah. Event: Finished last in the 5,000 meters.
Photo by Rick Bowmer, Associated Press
Friday February 14, 2014
Duluth Age: 29 Olympic experience: First Twitter handle: @annaringsred Bio: Ringsred retired from skating after missing the 2010 Olympic team. After finishing her degree in engineering, she decided to resume training in 2012 and take one more shot — and made the team for Sochi with a second-place finish in the 3,000 meters at December’s Olympic trials. A veteran of several U.S. world championships teams, she now lives and trains in Calgary. Event: Finished 26th in the 3,000 meters.