Name: Eric Heiden
Sport: Long Track Speedskating
Event(s): 500-meter, 1,000, 1,500, 5,000, 10,000
DOB: 6/14/1958
Birthplace: Madison, Wis.
Hometown: Madison, Wis.
High School: Madison West High School (Madison, Wis.)
College: University of Wisconsin, Stanford Medical School
Olympic Experience
  • Two-time Olympian (1976, 1980); five-time Olympic medalist (5 golds)
  • Innsbruck 1976, 7th (1,500-meter), 19th (5,000)
  • Lake Placid 1980, gold (500, 1,000, 1,500, 5,000, 10,000)
Personal: Son of Jack and Beth Heiden...Has one sister, Beth, who won the bronze medal in long track speedskating at the Olympic Winter Games Lake Placid 1980...Was the first American to win the world all-around men’s long track speedskating championships...Served as a sports commentator for CBS Sports...Was the team doctor for the U.S. speedskating team at the Olympic Games Salt Lake City 2002...Father to two children, Zoe and Connor.