Leah Thorvilson

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Leah Thorvilson
Personal information
Full nameLeah Thorvilson
Born (1979-01-09) January 9, 1979 (age 40)
Team information
Current teamAmy D Foundation
DisciplineRoad
RoleRider
Amateur team(s)
2016Zwift Academy
2019–Amy D Foundation
Professional team(s)
2017–2018Canyon–SRAM

Leah Thorvilson (born January 9, 1979) is an American racing cyclist, who currently rides for American amateur team Amy D Foundation.[1] Thorvilson also competed as a long-distance runner, who specialized in the marathon.

She grew up in Robbinsdale, Minnesota.[2][3] In 2012, Thorvilson qualified to run in the US Olympic Team Marathon Trials where she finished with a time of 2:42:09.[4] On March 4, 2012, Thorvilson won the Little Rock Marathon for the fourth year in a row with a personal best time of 2:37:26. On April 28, 2012 Thorvilson won the Frisco Railroad Run 50-Mile Race in Willard, Missouri with a time of 6:00:31. This is the fourth-fastest 50-miler by a female ever behind only Ann Trason, Donna Perkins, and Marcy Schwam.[5] Thorvilson now lives and trains in Little Rock, Arkansas.

In December 2016 it was announced that Thorvilson would ride for the Canyon–SRAM team for the 2017 season after emerging as the winner of the Zwift Academy program, beating 1,200 other competitors in the process.[6]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "February 7 at 16:53". Facebook. Facebook, Inc. February 7, 2019. Retrieved February 9, 2019.
  2. ^ "Notable Neighbors: Leah Thorvilson". inarkansas.com. Retrieved March 27, 2012.
  3. ^ "Interview with Little Rock native Leah Thorvilson". THV Channel 11. March 5, 2012. Retrieved March 27, 2012.
  4. ^ "2012 U.S. Olympic Team Trials - Marathon". www.usatf.org. Retrieved March 27, 2012.
  5. ^ "Leah Thorvilson destroyed the Frisco Railroad Run 50-Mile Race". Run It Fast. April 30, 2012. Retrieved April 30, 2012.
  6. ^ "37-year-old amateur rider lands professional contract with Canyon-SRAM team". Cycling Weekly. December 19, 2016. Retrieved December 26, 2016.

https://www.velonews.com/2016/12/news/leah-thorvilsons-second-chance_426804

https://ualr.edu/alumni/home/connect-with-other-alumni/leah-thorvilson-03/

http://cycling.today/37-year-old-leah-thorvilson-earns-worldtour-contract-on-zwift/

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leah_Thorvilson

http://littlerockmarathon.com/marathon/

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