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Minnesota Olympian and teammates (briefly) hold cycling world record

For just a couple minutes this morning the U.S. cycling team set a world record in team pursuit.

Kelly Catlin of Arden Hills was one of the four cyclists that circled the Rio Olympic Velodrome in a record 4:12.28 time during the first round heat against Australia.

Catlin, along with her teammates Sarah Hammer, Chloe Dygert and Jennifer Valente, were usurped by Great Britain, who finished with a time of 4:12.15 in the following heat.

The finals in team pursuit will happen later this afternoon, and it certainly will be a close one.

Catlin made history earlier this year when she was part of the five-member women’s team that won the first world title for the USA Cycling team in team pursuit, her Team USA bio states.

 

 

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