Kristin Armstrong - 2012 USA Olympic Gold Medalist
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.
Kristin Armstrong will return in 2013 as the team's High Performance Director. Dedicated to developing the future of American racing, Armstrong is as competitive off the bike as she is on the bike and is motivated to share her knowledge with the team with a goal of developing the future World and Olympic gold medal time trialists. "Having experienced three Olympic cycles an understanding the details required to be the best in your discipline, I have a lot to offer the future of the sport." commented Armstrong. "Many details get overlooked in an athlete's program - in goal setting, training, and equipment specifics. I will be there for the fine tuning aspects in our athletes' journey to success, identifying the millimeters and percentages that add up to gold.