Monday, September 10, 2012

Olympian Racer Kristin Armstrong teaches more Modern Moms not to slow down

For any parent, persistence is key.  Finding the secret recipe to bring harmony to your family is a solution you strive for again and again.  Below we talk about Olympian and Modern Mom Kristin Armstrong who persevered through personal struggles to succeed as a woman and as a mother.

Professional road bicycle racer Kristin Armstrong is a two-time Olympic gold medalist, winning the women's individual time trial in 2008 and 2012. Although her focus now is on cycling, she began her athletic career as a swimmer and distance runner. 

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At age 27 she was diagnosed with osteoarthritis in both hips. Due to this condition, she would no longer be able to run at an elite level, ending her triathlon career and beginning her cycling one. 

In 2004 she participated in women's road race at the Summer Olympics in Athens, finishing 8th place, the top U.S. finisher. 

The biggest accomplishment of her career was when she won a gold medal in the 2008 Summer Olympics in China, finishing 25 seconds before silver medalist Emma Pooley.  At the 2012 Olympics in London she became the oldest rider to win an Olympic Time Trial. 

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She is married to Joe Savola and has a two year old son Lucas William Savola. Besides a brief retirement in 2009 to start a family, even motherhood has not slowed this athlete down from winning gold medals!

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