As the Beijing Winter Olympics 2022 are fast approaching, Dr. Eric Heiden is pleased to be featured in an article by South China Morning Post. The article, written by Steve Thomas, and titled “Winter Olympics: Eric Heiden, the greatest of all time, ‘imagine Usain Bolt winning the 200m, middle distances and 10,000 in a single Games”, discusses Eric’s speed skating career and all that followed. Dr. Heiden enjoyed reminiscing about the 1980 Lake Placid Winter Olympics, his time as a professional cyclist, and his journey to becoming an Orthopedic Surgeon.
Dr. Heiden says in the article, “When I was 13 going on 14 they had the Olympics in Sapporo. That was in 1972, and I can remember thinking to myself that there were two things I wanted to accomplish in life; one was being a doctor [like my father] and the other was to be in the Olympics.”
Read the full article here and check out the wonderful flashback pictures that come with it.