Eric Heiden is a world-renowned speed skater and cyclist. In the 1980 Winter Olympic Games in Lake Placid, New York, Dr. Heiden won an unprecedented five gold medals in speed skating events and set four Olympic records and one world record. Prior to his success at the Olympics, Dr. Heiden won three World All-Round Championships and four World Sprint Championships. Following his career in skating, Dr. Heiden became a professional road cyclist and founded a successful professional cycling team. In 1985, Mr. Heiden won the U.S. Professional Cycling Championship.
Dr. Heiden has also had a very successful medical career, focusing on sports medicine and orthopedic surgery. He has worked as the team physician for the NBA’s Sacramento Kings, the WNBA’s Sacramento Monarchs, and the U.S. Olympic Speedskating Team. Mr. Heiden’s practice, Heiden Davidson Orthopedics, currently has two offices in Utah.
An expert in the field of exercise science and sports medicine, Dr. Heiden, along with Dr. Testa, has authored a book titled Faster, Better, Stronger.