At Lake Placid in 1980, American Eric Heiden became the first person to win five gold medals in the same Games. He won every speed skating event from 500m all the way up to 10,000m, setting an Olympic record in each.

You can learn more about Eric Heiden at http://www.olympic.org/eric-heiden

You can follow speed skaters and other Olympians on the Olympic Athletes' Hub at http://hub.olympic.org.

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