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. 


Family and Philanthropy


Chad Hedrick currently resides in The Woodlands, Texas with his beautiful wife, Lynsey, and their two daughters. In 2006, Chad and Lynsey Hedrick started the “The Chad Hedrick Foundation” to pursue bold, philanthropic fundraising moves for all children that dream of athletic excellence. Since 2006, he has joined the Special Olympic volunteer team as a coach and mentor, raising over $400,000 for the charity. He continues to support the Special Olympics as well as other charities through the “Go For the Gold” Charity Golf Tournament held annually at Woodforest Golf Club.


Corporate & Motivational Speaking

Chad shares an Olympic athletic perspective on leadership that can be translated into motivation and vision for your executive team. Imagine your corporate leaders transformed by the vision of a 5-time Olympic Medalist who knows how to achieve success not only in athletics but also in corporate sales. Peak Performance and Business Best Practices are combined into real world applications to inspire your team with life-changing executive speeches, workshops, and seminars.