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Eric Heiden Biography

First Love Was Hockey, Found His Niche In The Oval, Chronology, Wowed The World, ModestlyCONTACT INFORMATION

1958-

American speed skater

Speed skater Eric Heiden won five gold medals in the 1980 Winter Olympic Games in Lake Placid, New York. There, he set Olympic records in the 500-, 1,000-, 1,500-, 5,000-, and 10,000-meter races, as well as a world record in the 10,000-meter race. After winning more gold medals than any other athlete in a single Winter Olympics and becoming an international celebrity, Heiden retired from skating.

Eric Heiden

CONTACT INFORMATION

Address: Eric Heiden, University of California Davis Medical Center, 2805 J Street, Suite #300, Sacramento, CA 95817. Email: eric.heiden@ucdmc.ucdavis.edu.

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Famous Sports StarsSpeed Skating