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Beth Heiden

 
 
Beth Heiden Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devon Polzar, July 10, 2016
1. Beth Heiden Marker
Inscription. 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 the 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 the 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
 
Erected 2005 by Presented to the Hall of Fame by Vincent Commodities and the Renfert Family.
 
Location. 43° 2.517′ N, 87° 54.967′ 
Wisconsin Athletic Hall of Fame image. Click for full size.
By Devon Polzar, July 10, 2016
2. Wisconsin Athletic Hall of Fame
W. Marker is in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, in Milwaukee County. Marker is on North 4th Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Milwaukee WI 53203, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Connie Carpenter (Phinney) (here, next to this marker); Andy North (here, next to this marker); Lee Kemp (here, next to this marker); Judith Sweet (here, next to this marker); John Powless (here, next to this marker); Earl L. "Curly" Lambeau (here, next to this marker); Edward P. "Ned" Allis (here, next to this marker); Mike Webster (here, next to this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Milwaukee.
 
More about this marker. The Marker is part of the Wisconsin Athletic Hall of Fame which is located on the east side of the UW-Panther Arena along North 4th Street.
 
Categories. Sports
 
Wisconsin Athletic Hall of Fame Plaque image. Click for full size.
By Devon Polzar, July 10, 2016
3. Wisconsin Athletic Hall of Fame Plaque
UW Milwaukee Panther Arena image. Click for full size.
By Devon Polzar, July 10, 2016
4. UW Milwaukee Panther Arena
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 29, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 26, 2016, by Devon Polzar of Port Washington, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 160 times since then and 22 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on October 26, 2016, by Devon Polzar of Port Washington, Wisconsin. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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