This week we talk to Mandy Marquardt!
A Little About Mandy:
Mandy learned to love riding a bicycle at the age of 10 at the Brian Piccolo Velodrome near her home in south Florida. A little less than a year later, Mandy won three medals in cycling, including two gold medals (criterium and time trial) at the 2003 U.S. Junior Women’s 10-12 Road National Championships. Early in high school she moved back to Germany to live with her father, continuing to compete in many endurance road and track cycling events. It was during this time she was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes.
After completing her senior year of high school in Florida, she balanced studies and cycling at Penn State Lehigh Valley. It was during college in 2012, at age 21, that she moved her cycling focus to the track and sprint disciplines.
Mandy resides in Allentown, PA and is currently a full-time professional cyclist for Team Novo Nordisk, the world’s first all-diabetes professional cycling team. As part of the USA Cycling National Team, she has raced internationally at the Pan-American Championships, UCI World Cups, and UCI World Championships. A 22-time U.S. National Champion, Mandy currently holds three U.S National Records in the Women’s Standing 500m TT, 1km TT and the Team Sprint.
Mandy graduated from The Pennsylvania State University in 2014, and is currently pursuing her MBA with Penn State’s Smeal College of Business.
She is an active ambassador for many organizations, including TrueSport, The Taylor Hooton Foundation, and the St. Luke’s University Health Network in Allentown, Pennsylvania . Mandy is passionate about being a role model for children worldwide as well as for everyone affected by diabetes.
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