Mark Lackie

Category

Athlete

Sport

Speed Skating

Hometown

Saint John

Year Inducted

2000

Sport Ambassador

athlete

Mark Lackie

HONOURED MEMBER

Biography

Saint John’s Mark Lackie is the first New Brunswicker ever to win a silver medal at the Olympic Games. His sport was short-track speed skating; the locale was Albertville, France; the event was the 5000 meter relay. His medal-wining career began in 1987 at the Canada Winter Games, followed immediately thereafter by the Canadian and North American age class championships.It was further advanced at the Calgary Olympics in 1988.From 1989 until 1992 he mounted the podium on at least 25 occasions and set world records in the 500 meter event at three world championships. Having previously been honoured by the Saint John and Canadian Speed Skating Halls of Fame, he now rightfully takes his place with Charlie Gorman, Willie Logan, and others who continue to make New Brunswick a speed skating centre of excellence. Enrolled in the New Brunswick Sports Hall of Fame, June 3rd, 2000

Quick Facts

  • Finished first in 444 Pursuit, 500 m and 1,500 m at Canadian Open in 1991 

  • Finished first in 500 m at 1988 world championships 

  • Finished first overall in events at the 1989 Canadian Open 

  • Finished first in the 500 m, 1000 m relay and overall at the 1989 Sports Experts Invitational Challenge 

  • Finished first in 444 Pursuit, 1000 m and 1,500 m at the 1988 Canadian Open 

  • Finished first in 800 m at Canada Games in 1987 

  • Finished second in relay event at the 1992 Winter Olympics