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Leah Thomas

Olympian 2020

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Boulder Creek, CA


Northwestern University

After competing as a stagier in the 2015 World Championship Team Time Trial, Leah raced for her first professional team in 2016...Began riding as a way to momentarily escape the stresses of being a first-year teacher...Likes to spend time with family and friends on spontaneous outdoor adventures...Enjoys time to herself curled up with a book, experimenting in the kitchen, and traveling to new places...Passionate about social justice…Grew up as a competitive gymnast...Attended Northwestern University outside Chicago where she began to dabble in long distance running, completing her first marathon that year...Developed severe plantar fasciitis and was forced to quit running – to fill the running’s absence, she picked up a bicycle and quickly became hooked.
  • One-time Olympian (2020)
  • Olympic Games Tokyo 2020, 29th (road race)
  • Most recent: 2019 – 7th (individual time trial), 38th (road race)
  • Years of Participation: 2015, 2016, 2018, 2019
  • Top finish: 5th – 2018 (individual time trial); 2016 (team time trial); 2015 (team time trial)
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