What happened to Eric Heiden? Eric Heiden used to be an Olympic speedskating champion. It has been 29 years since Heiden’s last major championship. What has happened to Heiden? What is Heiden working as now? For Heiden’s fans in his generation, they would be pleased to read about their fan in the news once again. Heiden, now 59, is an orthopedic surgeon.
Eric’s wife, Karen Heiden, is also an orthopedic surgeon. The Heidens two children. Zoe Heiden, 8, and Connor, 6, keep their parents busy on weekends.
These days, when you read about Eric Heiden, it would likely be about him treating some famous patient. Heiden has hung up his ice skates. The only glory Heiden displays are his 5 gold medals.