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ABOUT


ABOUT

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ABOUT


ABOUT

 

PROFESSIONAL CYCLIST

Claim to fame: Most decorated female cyclist in U.S. history

Birthplace: Memphis, Tennessee

Hometown: Boise, Idaho

Birthdate: August 11, 1973

Height: 5’ 8”

 
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BIOGRAPHY


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BIOGRAPHY


BIOGRAPHY

Kristin Armstrong is a professional road cyclist that started her Team USA journey at 17 as a Junior Olympian in swimming. Since then, Kristin has achieved a great deal including completing the Hawaii IRONMAN World Championship as a triathlete, as well as overcoming a career ending diagnosis of osteoarthritis by turning to cycling as therapy. Kristin won U.S. Olympic Gold Medals in the Time Trial (2008, 2012, 2016), three World Titles, five National Championships and numerous other victories.

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Fun Facts


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Fun Facts


FUN FACTS

  • Kristin has an undergraduate degree in Sports Science from the University of Idaho, where she is an alumna of the Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority.
  • She was born into a military family and spent her early childhood in Tennessee, California and overseas before attending high school in Japan.
  • In September 2012, Armstrong's U.S. Olympic gold medal winning time trial bike was stolen while in transit between Germany and the USA.  Her bike sponsor Felt and component sponsor SRAM presented her with a replica replacement at the 2013 AMGEN Tour of California.  
  • She is employed by St. Luke’s Health System as the Community Health Director with a vision to help make Boise become one of the healthiest communities to live in.
  • One of her favorite things to do outside of training is going camping with family and friends.
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AWARDS AND ACCOLADES


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AWARDS AND ACCOLADES


AWARDS & ACCOLADES

  • In the Beijing 2008, London 2012, and Rio de Janeiro 2016 Olympic Games, Kristin won Gold Medals in the Time Trials.
  • Starting in 2004, Kristin earned first place in the USA National Women's Road Race twice, and first place in the USA National Women's Time Trial four times.
  • In May of 2010, Kristin gave a commencement speech at her Alma Mater, the University of Idaho.