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It’s Leap Day, so we’re thinking of the leap-iest person in Saranac Lake history — Ed Lamy! Lamy was an international speed skating champion, and held the world record for barrel jumping (on ice skates!). In 1912, Lamy set the record by jumping 14 barrels, a grand total of 27 feet, 8 inches. This earned him recognition in “Ripley’s Believe it or Not,” and he still held this record when he died in 1962. How many barrels can you jump this Leap Day? (Photo provided — Historic Saranac Lake Collection, 2020.2.95. Gift of John and Cece Durbin.)


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