Female track star Mandy Marquardt serves as Team Novo Nordisk’s only female professional athlete. She recently competed at the USA Cycling Elite Track National Championships in Carson, California and is now a 15-time U.S. National Champion, two-time U.S. National Track Record Holder – 500m Time Trial and Team Sprint (set in 2016), Pan American Track Champion (2017 Team Sprint), three-time Pan American Track medalist (2016 Team Sprint, 2017 Silver in Keirin, Bronze in 500m Time Trial) and continuous Team USA World Cup member (since 2014).
What were your results at the USA Cycling Elite Track National Championships?
I won gold in the team sprint with Katie Uhlaender and gold in the 500-meter time trial. I took home silver in the sprint and keirin.
How did you feel heading into Nationals?
I felt positive going into Elite Track Nationals. I arrived in Carson, California a little over two weeks ahead of time to train at the Velo Sports Center, which is the only 250m Olympic Standard Velodrome in the U.S.
Did you have any specific events you were targeting?
Overall, my goal was to do well in all my events and qualify for the Pan American Games.
More specifically in the sprints, I was hoping to nail down …read more
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