Eric Heiden

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Birthday
14, 1958
Birthplace
Madison, WI
Birth Sign
Gemini
Birthday
14, 1958 (age 60)
Birthplace
Madison, WI

About

In the 1980 Olympics in Lake Placid, New York, he won all five individual speed-skating gold medals, breaking a standing record.

Before Fame

He would practice in his house with a plastic sheet, skating in place while wearing socks.

Trivia

He was widely considered to be the greatest U.S. Olympic speed skater of all time, breaking over 10 world speed-skating records.

Family Life

He married Karen Drews, with whom he fathered a daughter, Zoe, in July of 2001.

Associated With

He was to speed skating what Michael Phelps became to swimming; they both set records for their country at the Olympic games.