Eric Heiden
  • Born June 14, 1958 in Madison
  • 5 Gold medals in Speed Skating 1980 Winter Olympics in Lake Placid, N.Y.
  • Won the 1980 James E. Sullivan Award as the top amateur athlete in the United States
  • Later became professional cyclist, took part in the 1986 Tour de France
  • 1983 inducted into the United States Olympic Hall of Fame
  • Ranked #46 in ESPN's SportsCentury 50 Greatest Athletes of the 20th Century in 1999
  • 1990 inducted into the Wisconsin Athletic Hall of Fame