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Eric Heiden Quotes

Cyclists, I work with a number of cyclists. They are great athletes; they are great aerobic athletes. If you ask them to hit a baseball or golf ball, they can't do that.

Heck, gold medals, what can you do with them?

I didn't get into skating to be famous.

I have a very close friendship with the skaters.

I mean you got to thank your parents for giving you the right genes.

I really liked it best when I was a nobody.

I would recommend anybody who gets a chance to see short track skating, make it a point to go out there when Apolo is skating because you won't see anybody better.

I'd rather get a nice warmup suit. That's something I can use. Gold medals just sit there. When I get old, maybe I could sell them if I need the money.

I'm not a big fan of those who are egotistical and so outspoken.

Immediately after the Olympics, I was pretty fatigued.

In general, I enjoy athletes who have a strong character who let their abilities speak for themselves.

It's not a sport you get famous at. If I wanted to be famous, I would have stuck with hockey.

One thing is having skated five of the best races I've probably could have skated. It was nice to peak at the right time and to do it in an important time in somebody's career.

Sports and politics don't mix.

Then going out on the ice usually about 15 minutes before and certain things I would do for the different races, aspects that you run through your mind.

They're just big in the eyes of the American public.

We had a party with the rest of the skaters in our trailer and then the next day we were off to see Jimmy Carter. And then we had the World Championships the next weekend, so not a lot of chance to catch up.

We never did a lot of weights, but a lot of repetitions. The most I would use doing squats was 300 pounds.

We used to lift weights a couple of times a week, we did a lot of running. I enjoyed the variety.

When I was skating you had to participate in every thing.