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US Speed Skater Eric Heiden At 1979 World Championships Via Satellite From Germany imasportsphile


Never in the history of the sport of American Speed Skating has there been a better skater than Eric Heiden….whether it be in the 500 meter, 1000 meter, 1500 meter, 5000 meter or 10,000 meter races…..he was simply the best. In 1980 at the Lake Placid Winter Olympics…..Heiden proved the proceeding statement…..as he won 5 Gold Medals….one in each of those distances…..as there was other speed skater in the world better at any distance. These highlights are of Eric Heiden at the 1979 World Championships….brought to network television for the first time via satellite from Germany.  .


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