Amy Peterson

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Amy Peterson (born 29 November 1971) is an American short track speed skater. She has competed in five consective Olympic games from 1988-2002.

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After competing in the 1994 Winter Olympics, Peterson became ill with mononucleosis. Within a year she was diagnosed with chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS). She cut back on all her activities, including her part-time job and college studies in an attempt to continue training. She managed to continue, although inconsistently - some days having to cut back on training and others having to retire to bed. After two years of illness, she recovered, and qualified to compete in the 1998 Olympics.[1]

In 2002, however, Peterson reported that she was still struggling with symptoms of CFS, including chronic fatigue, headaches, and brain fog.[2] Her performance had been in decline since she became ill and in 2005 she failed to qualify in her last bid for the Olympic games.[3]

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