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Five reasons it's great to be a female athlete

Five reasons it's great to be a female athlete

Originally Published: August 2, 2011
By Kathryn Bertine

Elite cyclist Kathryn Bertine is writing about her quest to qualify for the 2012 London Games. In Part 19 of her series, Bertine, who has had a lot of time for reflection during recent long training rides, discusses why this is a wonderful time for female athletes.

This week, I've had a series of long, 3-to-4-hour solo training rides at an endurance pace. Which means I've spent a lot of time thinking (while simultaneously looking out for squirrels and bad drivers). One of the ...

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