Wisconsin Athletic Hall of Fame: Beth Heiden

© Photographed August 14, 2016
Presented 2005 by Vincent Commodities
and the Renfert Family
Wisconsin Athletic Hall of Fame
Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wisconsin
43.042288, -87.916127
43° 2.55′ N, 87° 54.967′ W
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Born September 27, 1959 (Madison, WI) as a competitor in speed skating, cycling, track and cross-country skiing, Heiden is among the most prolific women athletes in U.S. history. As a speed skater, she stands as the most successful U.S. women's all-around skater ever. Winning all four individual races on the way to the overall title in the 1979 World All-Around Championships, and adding to that a silver in 1980, she skated on the 1976 and 1980 Olympic teams, winning bronze in the 3000 meters in Lake Placid. She was a member of eight U.S. Senior World Speed Skating teams and four U.S. Junior World Teams, winning many single-event medals in addition to the 1979 overall title. In bicycling she is one of only two U.S. women to ever win the World Road Championship, taking gold in Sallanches, France in 1980 as the culmination of a career that included four U.S. National titles. In cross country skiing she won the NCAA championship for the University of Vermont in 1983, along with the NCAA College Athletics award as one of the top five student athletes in the U.S.
Inducted - 2005

The marker is located at the Wisconsin Athletic Hall of Fame at the UW-Milwaukee Panther Arena, and is accessible from southbound North 4th Street, between West State Street (to the north) and West Kilbourn Avenue (to the south), at or near 400 West Kilbourn Avenue, Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53203.

Inductees honored at this site are members of the Wisconsin Athletic Hall of Fame (established 1951). The Wisconsin Athletic Walk of Fame is a joint property of Wisconsin Sports Development Corporation and Wisconsin Center District.

Wikipedia: Beth Heiden

Wisconsin Athletic Hall of Fame

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Beth Heiden in 1979
This is an image from the Nationaal Archief, the Dutch National Archives,
and Spaarnestad Photo, donated in the context of a partnership program.
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 The marker is located at the Wisconsin Athletic Hall of Fame.

The Wisconsin Athletic Hall of Fame is located at the
UW-Milwaukee Panther Arena. 

The Wisconsin Athletic Hall of Fame is located on the east side
of the UW-Milwaukee Panther Arena in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

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