Heiden wakes up to world record
Feb. 23, 1980
Celebrating with the U.S. hockey team last night after its stunning victory over the Soviet Union, speed skater Eric Heiden oversleeps before his 10,000-meter race.
"I was supposed to get up at 6:30," he says. "At 20 to 8 they were pounding on my door, wanting to know where I was. So I ran by the cafeteria, grabbed three slices of bread and hurried to the track."
And on his near-empty stomach, Heiden becomes the first person to win five individual ...
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