Madalyn Godby

  
  


Date of Birth: September 5, 1992
Height: 5’6”/1.68m
Weight: 145lbs./66kg./10.5st.
Place of Birth: Boulder, Colorado
Hometown: Louisville, Colorado
Residence: Louisville, Colorado
Teams: Flatiron Flyers Junior Team, Rocky Mounts/IZZE, Trek Bicycle Store Boulder, enCompass Racing
Education:  Freshman at University of Colorado at Colorado Springs
Blog: www.encompassracing.blogspot.com
 

Olympic/World Championship experience:

8th place — 2010 UCI Junior Track World Championships, Montichiari, Italy, Team Sprint
10th place — 2010 UCI Junior Track World Championships, Montichiari, Italy, Sprint
21st place — 2010 UCI Junior Track World Championships, Montichiari, Italy, 500m Time Trial, Keirin

National Championship experience:

4th place — 2011 USA Cycling Elite Track National Championships, Carson, California, Time Trial
5th place — 2010 USA Cycling Elite Track National Championships, Carson, California, Time Trial
2nd place — 2010 USA Cycling Junior Track National Championships, Trexlertown, Pennsylvania, Keirin, Time Trial
5th place — 2010 USA Cycling Junior Track National Championships, Trexlertown, Pennsylvania, Sprint
2nd place — 2009 USA Cycling Junior Para Track National Championships, Carson, California, Sprint
3rd place — 2009 USA Cycling Junior Para Track National Championships, Carson, California, Keirin, Team Sprint, 500M Time Trial

Career Highlights

National record holder (with Liz Reap Carlson) — 34.788, Elite Women's Team Sprint, 2011 Pan American Games, Guadalajara, Mexico
1st place — 2010 Junior Track National Championships Women’s Team Sprint
1st place — 2011 Elite Track National Championships Women’s Team Sprint
3rd place — 2011 Elite Track National Championships Women’s Match Sprints
4th place — 2011 Pan American Games, Guadalajara, Mexico, Team Sprint
31st place — 2011 UCI Track World Cup, Astana, Kazakhstan, Sprint

Points of Interest

  • Madalyn is taking online classes through the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs.
  • At one point, Madalyn refused to ride her bike with her family despite being offered bribes.

Personal

Madalyn Godby grew up in bike-friendly Colorado, in a family that raced bikes, so her dabbling in bike racing seemed completely normal as a young kid. One snag in the plan, she didn't enjoy it immediately, so she stopped racing. Godby remained active, competing in basketball, track and field, volleyball and lacrosse.

At 16 years of age in 2008, Godby decided to give racing a another shot and ended up returning as a full-time bike racer. She quickly posted strong results claiming a silver and three bronze medals at the 2009 USA Cycling Junior Track National Championships in Carson, Calif. The following year, Godby placed 10th in the Sprint at the 2010 UCI Junior Track World Championships in Montichiari, Italy.

Godby reached a career high when she teamed up with Liz Reap Carlson to register a 34.788, an American record, at the 2011 Pan American Games.

Godby credits her family as being supportive of her racing. She also acknowledges the contributions from Missy Thompson and Cari Higgins who helped her with advice on track racing and training support.

Godby's team, enCompass Racing, works with World Bicycle Relief and each person on the team donates at least one bike through race earnings as part of a grassroots program. In 2011, the three-member team donated a combined total of nine bikes. Godby also volunteers some of her free time at Growing Gardens of Boulder County.

Godby also enjoys reading various types of books, adventurous outdoor activities and spending time with her friends.


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