Biography:

Four-time Olympian and 1998 silver medallist in 500 metres … Four-time world sprint champion (1999, 2000, 2002, 2003) … Three-time world champion in 500 metres (2003, 2004, 2008) … 2001 world champion in 1,000 metres … Eight-time overall World Cup champion in 500 metres (1998, 1999, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2008) … Five-time overall World Cup champion in 1,000 metres (1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002) … Holds record for most career World Cup wins (67).

GETTING TO KNOW…

Has more World Cup victories than any other man … Started speed skating at age eight … Enjoys snowboard and fly fishing … Son of Sharon and Bill … Has two siblings, Danielle (29) and Megan (27).