Idaho Lawmakers Want To Honor Cyclist Kristin Armstrong

Jan 23, 2013

Kristin Armstrong and son talk with a fan
Credit Sadie Babits / Boise State Public Radio

The Idaho Legislature wants to honor two-time Olympic gold medal cyclist Kristin Armstrong.  The Boise resident won gold in last year’s London Olympics and in 2008’s Beijing Olympics.

Representative Hy Kloc (D-Boise) introduced the measure today. “We’d like to commend her for her community work, her outstanding attitude, her focus, and her exemplary conduct.” 

Kloc said Armstrong climbed to the top of her profession even in the face of health problems. “In 2001, Kristen was diagnosed with osteoarthritis, and that didn’t stop her.” 

Armstrong's diagnosis ended her triathlon career a dozen years ago, but got her started on the path to becoming the most-successful U.S. professional women's cyclist ever.

She retired following her win in London and lives in Boise with her husband and young son.

The resolution heads for a vote in the full House. 

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