Born in 1973 into a military family of four, Kristin Armstrong spent her early childhood in Tennessee, California and attended high school in Japan. By the time she was 17, she had become a Junior Olympian in swimming. She excelled as a triathlete and even competed in the Hawaii Ironman World Championships. As a professional triathlete, she was diagnosed with osteoarthritis. An otherwise
career-ending disease proved to be only the beginning for Kristin's amazing career. Running was out of the question for Kristin, but cycling was considered her best therapy.
Kristin Armstrong has two Olympic Gold Medals in the Time Trial (2008, 2012), three World Titles, five National Championships and countless other victories. The 2012 Olympic Games were the final races for Kristin, although her name will long live on in the record books as the most decorated female cyclist in US history.
Armstrong currently makes her home in Boise, Idaho with her husband, Joe Savola. Between her athletic career highlights spanning two decades and several sports, she also managed to succeed as a college graduate and a project manager at an ad agency. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in sports physiology from the University of Idaho. Always one to give back to the sports that have given her such success, she is a dedicated swimming instructor and coach. She serves as an ambassador to the YMCA of Boise, and tries to provide support and inspiration to the millions of Americans who suffer from arthritis.
In April 2015, Armstrong announced her return to professional cycling.
- Height: 5' 8"
- Weight: 128 lb.
- Hair: Blonde
- Eye: Green
- Hobbies: Skiing, cooking