Jaap Eden

Cyclist and Speed Skater Jaap Eden Full Name: Jaap Eden [Jacobus Johannes "Jaap" Eden]
Nationality: Dutch

Profession: Cyclist and Speed Skater
Why Famous: The only male athlete to win world championships in both speed skating and cycling.

Born: October 19, 1873
Star Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Groningen, Netherlands

Died: February 2, 1925 (aged 51)

Historical Events in the Life of Jaap Eden

  • 1893-01-11 Jaap Eden skates world record 1500m (2:35)
  • 1895-02-23 Jaap Eden skates world record 10km (17:56)