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Country  Netherlands
Height  1.90 m
Sport  Speed skating
Weight  83 kg
Name  Jan Bos
Siblings  Theo Bos
Role  Cyclist

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Born  29 March 1975 (age 40) (1975-03-29) Harderwijk, Netherlands
Olympic medals  Speed Skating at the 1998 Winter Olympics - Men’s 1000m
Similar People  Theo Bos, Gerard van Velde, Ids Postma, Joey Cheek, Hiroyasu Shimizu

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Jan Bos (born 29 March 1975) is a Dutch speedskater and sprint cyclist. In the late 1990s he was world champion in speed skating and he competed in the 1998 and 2002 Winter Olympics.


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Speed skater

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In 1998 Bos both became the world champion sprint and won the silver medal that year in the 1000 meter sprint during the Winter Olympics in Nagano. He won the silver medal on that same distance in Salt Lake City.

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He competed at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens in the team sprint track cycling event, together with his brother Theo Bos, who won the silver at the individual sprint, and Teun Mulder. The Dutch finished sixth after being knocked out by Japan.

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Bos ended his career as a competitive speed skater in 2011.


In 2012 Bos (in cooperation with the Human Power Team from Delft) tried to become the fastest cyclist in the world during the World Human Powered Speed Challenge in Battle Mountain, Nevada. At the time, the International Human Powered Vehicle Association record was 133 km/h, held by the Canadian Sam Whittingham. Bos used a recumbent bicycle specially developed for the occasion by students of the Delft University of Technology and the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, but only managed a maximum speed of 126.5 km/h. In September 2013, his teammate Sebastiaan Bowier did manage to break the record, reaching a speed of 133.78 kilometres per hour (83.13 mph)

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