Rio 2016: Kristin Armstrong wins third cycling Olympic gold,

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Rio 2016: Kristin Armstrong wins third cycling Olympic gold,

Postby Tom Nolette » Thu Aug 11, 2016 3:16 am

Kristin Armstrong wins third cycling Olympic gold, and it isn’t even her full-time job

Kristin Armstrong, who turns 43 on Aug. 11, picked up her third gold in the women’s time trial event. Armstrong — don’t worry, no relation to Lance — won the event in Beijing in 2008 and again in London in 2012 before beating Russian Olga Zabelinskaya by more than five seconds in Rio.

Despite her longtime dominance, her win Wednesday appears to come as a surprise. As she slowed her bike after crossing the finish line, she asked, “Did I win?”

Yes. Yes, she did.

“I don’t have words to describe it,” she told reporters after learning she won. “Today the stars aligned. I knew it was going to be a close race. My coach said to me, ‘OK, you decide what color medal you want to have.’ I dug so deep.”

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