Beth Heiden
American speed skater and racing cyclist
Beth Heiden
Elizabeth Lee "Beth" Heiden Reid is an American athlete who excelled in speed skating, cross-country skiing and bicycle racing. She was born in Madison, Wisconsin. Her brother Eric was a five-time gold-medalist speedskater at the 1980 Lake Placid Winter Olympics. She is the mother of Joanne Reid.
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Skates, Skis and Olympic Medals
Huffington Post Sports - about 3 years
For a little over 100 years, women have been able to participate as athletes in the Olympic Games. As the Olympics take place in Sochi, let's take this opportunity to remember and celebrate American women who have participated in and won Olympic Medals in winter sports. Although a Norwegian figure skater when she won gold medals at the 1928, 1932 and 1936 Olympics, Sonja Henie became an American citizen in 1941. She started skiing after receiving her first pair of skates when she was six years old. After dominating the ranks of figure skaters, Henie became a movie star. Her first movie, One in a Million, was released in 1936 and featured her skating. She graced the cover of Time magazine in 1939 and has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. She has been inducted into several sports Halls of Fames and is one of many Olympic athletes featured in the book Her Story: A Timeline of the Women Who Changed America. Like Henie, figure skater Peggy Fleming started skating at a young ...
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Sa stadiona na skijaška borilišta - Deutsche Welle
Google News - over 5 years
Jedan od uspješnih primjera je karijera Amerikanke Beth Heiden koja je 1979. bila osvojila titulu svjetske prvakinje u brzom klizanju, a 1980. u bliciklističkim uličnim trkama - a imala je tada tek 21 godinu
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LeMond - The Incredible Comeback, by Samuel Abt - Podium Cafe
Google News - over 5 years
It wasn't him on his own, it was - as it always is - the conflux of events, riders like Connie Carpenter and Rebecca Twigg and Beth Heiden and Eric Heiden and Alexi Grewal and Davis Phinney all popping up at just about the right time
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TORVILL-DEAN, HAMILTON: CHANCES AS GOOD AS GOLD, A U.S. MEDAL IN EVERY; ALPINE RACE, OR NONE AT ALL?
NYTimes - about 33 years
A THLETES from the United States will probably do well in the Winter Olympics, which start Tuesday in Sarajevo, Yugoslavia. How well depends on how you define the word. The Americans will probably not win as many gold medals as in 1980. They will probably not win as many total medals. But they have strong gold- medal candidates in figure skating.
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SPORTS PEOPLE; Comings and Goings
NYTimes - over 33 years
Bob Lanier, the Milwaukee Bucks' 34-year-old free-agent center, who is constantly bothered by knee problems, underwent surgery again, this time for the removal of bone and tissue fragments from the joint in his left knee. Similar surgery was performed on Lanier's right knee last December. Dr. David Haskell, the Bucks' orthopedic surgeon, who
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PAIN IN THE HEARTLAND
NYTimes - over 34 years
The recession is serious in Wisconsin. Life has become difficult, for some even unbearable. Last month, a 52-year-old stockbroker and assistant vice president at the Merrill Lynch office in Milwaukee plunged to his death from an 11th-story apartment window. He left a note on a business card saying he was despondent over his clients' investment
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SCOUTING; Beth Heiden's New Turn
NYTimes - over 34 years
The Heiden name may be back in the Olympic spotlight again. Beth Heiden has already been a world champion in speed skating and cycling, but apparently those challenges did not satisfy her competitive curiosity. Now she has taken up cross-country skiing. After four years of off-again, on-again study at the University of Wisconsin in her hometown of
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Sarah Doctor Sets 3 Skating Records
NYTimes - about 35 years
Sarah Doctor, 19 years old, of Madison, Wis., set two world junior speed skating records at an international meet today, giving her three records for the weekend. Miss Doctor won the women's 3,000-meter race in 4 minutes 40.22 seconds today, beating her sister Mary, who was timed in 4:48.41. Sarah Doctor won the four-event overall contest with a
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Beth Heiden Wins Cycling Event
NYTimes - over 35 years
Beth Heiden set a women's record and Steve Pyle of Riverside, Conn., was the men's winner today in the Mount Washington Hill Climb, one of the most grueling bicycle races in the country. Miss Heiden, who won a bronze medal in speed skating in the 1980 Olympics, rode up the eight-mile course in 1 hour 16 minutes 30 seconds. Paul Curley of Amherst,
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3 GOLD MEDALS TO MARY WAYTE
NYTimes - over 35 years
Mary Wayte, a high school sophomore from Mercer Island, Wash., won three gold medals in swimming today at the National Sports Festival. The 16-year-old Miss Wayte won the women's 200-meter freestyle, came back six events later to capture the 200-meter backstroke and finally joined with Sara Linke of Walnut Creek, Calif., April Cox of Glendale,
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Soviet Bike Racers Fulfill Expectations in U.S. Debut
NYTimes - over 35 years
Battling temperatures in the 90's and altitudes of more than 9,400 feet, 70 of the world's top bicycle racers today launched the first leg of the nine-day Coor's International Bicycle Classic. And to no one's surprise, the winner of the first stage of the mountain road race was a Soviet cyclist, a member of the first Soviet team to appear in a
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Beth Heiden Takes Bike Race in Japan
NYTimes - almost 36 years
Beth Heiden of the United States won the women's 30-kilometer event today at the 1981 Karuizawa international cycling competition, beating a field of 35 women, including four other Americans, by almost two minutes. Pedaling in light rain, Miss Heiden, 1980 world 50-kilometer champion, toured three circuits of the course in 48 minutes 56.22 seconds.
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LEGACY OF BOB COOK, CYCLIST: THERE ARE MOUNTIANS TO MOVE
NYTimes - almost 36 years
DENVER THE Mount Evans Hill Climb is an arduous 28-mile bicycle race that ends on the highest paved road in the United States - 14,264 feet above sea level. Bob Cook holds the record for the race: one hour 54 minutes 27 seconds. He won it the last six times, a feat easily comparable to the three consecutive Boston Marathons won by Bill Rodgers. A
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JERSEY SIBLINGS RIVAL THE BEST IN TRACK AND FIELD
NYTimes - about 36 years
Carl and Carol Lewis are not the Eric and Beth Heiden of track and field. But give them time. They have already made the United States Olympic team. They hold assorted world and national rankings and have made Willingboro, N.J., more than an outpost off the New Jersey Turnpike. And unlike the Heidens or such brother-sister Olympic swim duos as Rick
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Beth Heiden
    FORTIES
  • 2013
    On November 16, 2013, she was inducted into the US Bicycling Hall of Fame in the "Modern Road & Track Competitor" category.
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  • THIRTIES
  • 2006
    She placed in the top five at the NCAA Western Regionals in 2006 as a guest skier, and achieved a top 20 and two top 15s in the US Supertour in West Yellowstone in 2009.
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  • TEENAGE
  • 1983
    She graduated from the university in 1983 and was inducted into the UVM Athletic Hall of Fame in 1993.
    More Details Hide Details She has been inducted in the Speed Skating Hall of Fame. She suffered a broken wrist and a ruptured spleen when she fell to the ground in 1980 after a second-floor porch railing gave way. She now lives in California, where she continues cross country skiing with her family. In the 2010 US Nationals, Heiden placed in the top 10 in two races at the age of 50. She has won the California Gold Rush, Great Race, and won every single race she competed in at the cross country skiing Master's World Championships in McCall, Idaho.
    After the Olympics, while a student at the University of Vermont (UVM), she was the NCAA national championship in cross-country skiing in 1983 and an All-American in the same sport, as a walk on in her first year of the sport.
    More Details Hide Details In that same year she became the US National Champion in one of the skiing distance events.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1980
    Heiden won a bronze medal in the 3,000 m at the 1980 Winter Olympics in Lake Placid, skating on an ankle injury that had bothered her for some time.
    More Details Hide Details In cycle racing, which she took up as cross training outside the skating season Heiden won the US road championship and (in 1980) the world road championship.
  • 1979
    This was most obvious in 1979, when she became world allround champion and, three weeks afterwards, world junior allround champion, at both championships winning all four distances.
    More Details Hide Details Between those championships, she won silver at the world sprint championship, winning both 1,000 m races. Much was expected of her the following year at the 1980 Winter Olympics, but an ankle injury kept her from her potential. Despite that, she won a bronze medal in the 3,000 m. Her brother swept the five men's races at the same Olympics. Heiden is one of only two American women to have become world allround champion, the other being Kit Klein in 1936. Heiden was inducted in the National Speedskating Hall of Fame in 1989. Her brother Eric was inducted the same day. An overview of medals won by Heiden at important championships, listing the years: To put these personal records in perspective, the WR column lists the official world records on the dates that Heiden skated personal records.
    In 1979, she won the World Allround Speed Skating Championships, the second female American to do so.
    More Details Hide Details Kit Klein had been the first, winning the first official world championship in 1936.
  • 1976
    She attended her first Olympics in 1976, at the age of 17.
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  • 1975
    In her first year in high school Heiden was a tennis and soccer player. That same year, 1975, she ran a national record in the mile for her age and ran in states for both the 800 and the mile.
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  • OTHER
  • 1959
    Born on September 27, 1959.
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