Katie Compton

  
  


Katie Compton

Date of Birth: December 3, 1978
Height: 5'6"
Weight: 140 lbs.
Place of Birth: Wilmington, Delaware
Hometown: Newark, Delaware
Residence: Colorado Springs, Colorado
Teams: Trek Cyclocross Collective
 


High School: Sanford H.S. (Hockessin, Del.) Class of '97
College: University of Delaware '02
Degree(s)/Major(s): B.S. Exercise Science
Other Sports Played: field hockey, basketball, lacrosse and cross country

Olympic Experience/UCI World Championships Results

  • 2014 UCI Cyclo-cross World Championships — Hoogerheide, Netherlands (9th place, Elite Women)
  • 2013 UCI Cyclo-cross World Championships — Louisville, Kentucky (2nd place, Elite Women)
  • 2012 UCI Cyclo-cross World Championships — Koksijde, Belgium (5th place, Elite Women)
  • 2011 UCI Cyclo-cross World Championships — Sankt Wendel, Germany (2nd place, Elite Women)
  • Member of the USA team for UCI Mountain Bike World Championships, 2009 (Canberra, Australia) and 2010 (Windham, New York)
  • 2009 UCI Cyclo-cross World Championships — Tabor, Czech Republic (3rd place, Elite Women)
  • 2007 UCI Cyclo-cross World Championships — Hooglede-Grits, Belgium (2nd place, Elite Women)
  • 2004 Paralympic Games — Athens, Greece (Gold medal – Tandem pilot for blind athlete Karissa Whitsell, Road Race/Time Trial; Gold medal – Tandem pilot for blind athlete Karissa Whitsell, 3k Individual Pursuit, Track cycling; Silver medal – Tandem pilot for blind athlete Karissa Whitsell, 1k Individual Pursuit, Track cycling; Bronze medal – Tandem pilot for blind athlete Karissa Whitsell, Tandem Sprint, Track cycling)

National Championships

  • 2004-2010, 2012, 2013, 2014 USA Cycling Elite Cyclo-cross National Champion
  • 2012 USA Cycling Elite Track Madison National Champion (with Cari Higgins)
  • 2008, 2010, 2011 USA Cycling Pro Short Track Mountain Bike National Champion

Career Highlights

  • 1st — 2014 UCI Cyclo-cross World Cup, Valkenburg, Netherlands
  • Overall winner — 2013/14 UCI Cyclo-cross World Cup women's elite rankings
  • 2nd — 2013 UCI Cyclo-cross World Cup, Valkenburg, Netherlands
  • 1st — Victory Circle Graphix Boulder Cup, Boulder, Colo.
  • 1st — 2013 Colorado Cross Classic, Boulder, Colo.
  • Overall winner — 2012/13 UCI Cyclo-cross World Cup women's elite rankings
  • 1st — 2012 UCI Cyclo-cross World Cup, Namur, Belgium
  • 1st — 2012 Scheldecross, Antwerp, Belgium
  • 1st — 2012 Druivencross, Overijse, Belgium
  • 1st — 2012 UCI Cyclo-cross World Cup, Roubaix, France
  • 1st — 2012 UCI Cyclo-cross World Cup, Koksijde, Belgium
  • 1st — 2012 UCI Cyclo-cross World Cup, Plzen, Czech Republic
  • 1st — 2011 UCI Cyclo-cross World Cup, Plzen, Czech Republic
  • Overall winner — 2010 UCI Cyclo-cross World Cup women's elite rankings
  • 1st — 2010 UCI Cyclo-cross World Cup, Hoogerheide, Netherlands
  • 1st — 2010 UCI Cyclo-cross World Cup, Heusden-Zolder, Belgium
  • 1st — 2010 UCI Cyclo-cross World Cup, Kalmthout, Belgium
  • 1st — 2010 UCI Cyclo-cross World Cup, Koksijde, Belgium
  • 1st — 2010 UCI Cyclo-cross World Cup, Aigle, Switzerland
  • 1st — 2009 UCI Cyclo-cross World Cup, Nommay, France
  • 1st — 2009 UCI Cyclo-cross World Cup, Treviso, Italy
  • 1st — 2008 UCI Cyclo-cross World Cup, Nommay, France
  • 1st — 2008 UCI Cyclo-cross World Cup, Koksijde, Belgium
  • 1st — 2007 UCI Cyclo-cross World Cup, Koksijde, Belgium
  • 1st — 2007 UCI Cyclo-cross World Cup, Pijnacker, Netherlands

Favorite Race: Namur World Cup

Favorite Place to Train: Mallorca for road, Rotorua, New Zealand for off road

Best Cycling Memory: Winning the tandem pursuit and setting a world record in Athens in 2004

Best Advice Received From a Coach When Starting Out: Training and racing have to be fun, otherwise you won't do it

Motivation: I like to suffer and ride fast and not embarrass myself.

Hero/Role Model: Any person who can bury themselves and suffer to reach a goal.

Cycling & Personal/Career Goals: Live the dream as long as possible, then figure out the rest.

First Involvement in Cycling: My dad was a racer and he got me started with cycling. I loved it from the beginning and I was good at it, so that helped.

Did You Know?: Katie has long battled leg pains and health issues, but has continued to win in spite of them.

Hobbies: skiing, walking the dog, racing autocross, reading, cooking and baking

Family: Married to Mark Legg...parents are Tom and Deborah...has a brother, James.


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