Name: Leah Thomas
Sport: Cycling
Discipline(s): Road Cycling
Event(s): Road Race
Height: 5-4
Weight: 127
DOB: 5/30/1989
Birthplace: Santa Clara, Calif.
Hometown: Boulder Creek, Calif.
College: Northwestern University, Spanish and International Studies
Team/Club: Moviestar Team Women
Olympic Experience
  • One-time Olympian (2020)
  • Olympic Games Tokyo 2020, 29th (road race)
World Championship Experience
  • 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)
Personal: 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.