The ultimate dream.
After training on ice for less than a year, Hedrick won the 2004 World Allround Speedskating Championships, breaking a world record in the process. He went on to win the gold medal in the 5,000 meters during the 2004 World Single Distance Championships. In 2005, he successfully defended his own 5,000m world title. He has gone on to set six world records, and became the first man in history to ever skate 10,000 meters in under 13 minutes. Chad’s accomplishments in the years leading up to the 2006 Olympics put him in the ranks of the greatest American speed skaters of all time.
Chad has lived the ultimate athletic dream and his new dream today is to inspire and motivate others to do the same.