Name: Mara Abbott
Discipline(s): Road Cycling
Event(s): Road Race
Birthplace: Boulder, Colo.
Hometown: Boulder, Colo.
High School: Fairview High School (Boulder, Colo.) ‘04
College: Whitman College ‘08, Economics
- Olympian (2016)
- Rio 2016 Olympic Games, 4th (road race)
World Championship Experience
- Most recent: 2014 – DNF (road race)
- Years of participation: 2007, 2009, 2013-14
- Top finish: 2009 – 18th (road race)
Personal: Daughter of David and Elizabeth Abbott ...Has one brother, Nate...Previously competed in swimming at Whitman College...Took up cycling as a means of cross training for swimming...Practices and teaches yoga in Boulder, Colorado...Writes for the Boulder Daily Camera and sits on the City of Boulder’s environmental board.
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