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Cyclist Willow Rockwell gives up her Olympic dream

Originally Published: May 10, 2012
By Rachel Sturtz | Special to espnW

The passion of a world-class cyclist does not bend easily, but four months after the birth of her daughter, for Trek World Racing cross-country mountain biker Willow Rockwell, it broke. She got sick from workouts, one of her breasts grew larger from stress, breast feedings coincided with ride refuelings, mountains of debt grew and trips to far-flung races in Africa were enough to unravel her. It was more than the baby, it was her body telling her to stop. Three months out from her Olympic ...

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