Name: Eric Heiden
Sport: Long Track Speedskating
Discipline(s): Long Track Speedskating
Height: 6-1
DOB: 6/14/1958
Birthplace: Madison, Wis.
Hometown: Madison, Wis.
College: University of Wisconsin-Madison; Stanford University '84 and '91
Coach(es): Dianne Holum
Olympic Experience
  • Olympian (1976, 1980); Olympic medalist (5 gold)
  • Lake Placid 1980, gold (500-meter, 1,000-meter, 1,500-meter, 5,000-meter, 10,000-meter)
World Championship Experience
  • Years of Participation: 1976-80
  • Medals: 8 (7 gold, 1 silver)
  • Gold - 1977 (allround, sprint); 1978 (allround, sprint); 1979 (allround, sprint); 1980 (sprint)
  • Silver - 1980 (allround)