Boise’s Kristin Armstrong has redefined the sport of cycling. Her cycling career began after being diagnosed with arthritis while as a triathlete, just a few years after graduating from the University of Idaho. Kristin turned this athletic obstacle into a cycling legend which includes five national championships and four world championship medals.
In 2008, she became the only American woman to win an Olympic gold medal in the Time Trial. In September, 2009 Kristin won her second World Championship of cycling in a defiant victory. She stands as the single most decorated female cyclist in US history, and one of Idaho’s most famous and recognizable athletes, whose community contributions are as equally known as her athletic talent.
Kristin Armstrong serves as an ambassador to the Treasure Valley YMCA, where she continues to volunteer today, and an inspiration to millions of Americans who suffer from arthritis.
Her parents retired Col. Bill Armstrong, mother Cam and Brother Eric all live in the Seattle area.