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Jaap Eden

Cyclist and Speed Skater Jaap Eden

Full Name: Jacobus Johannes "Jaap" Eden
Profession: Cyclist and Speed Skater


Biography: The only male athlete to win world championships in both speed skating and cycling.

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

Died: February 2, 1925 (aged 51)

Historical Events

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