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Old 05-04-08, 07:53 PM   #1
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Jeannie Longo, still winning

This living legend of women's racing will be 50 this year, and she's going for the Olympics again.
http://www.velonews.com/article/7580...-des-grimpeurs
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Old 05-04-08, 08:08 PM   #2
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I followed her career in the racing mags years ago, before the internet, when she dominated womens cycling. Looks like she still has it.
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Wow! Everyone was talking about how old she was when I watched her win the Olympic road race in Atlanta in '96.
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Thanks for posting. I remember reading about her two or three decades ago. I think she's between Davis Phinney and Connie Carpenter in age.
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Thanks for posting. I remember reading about her two or three decades ago. I think she's between Davis Phinney and Connie Carpenter in age.
Yes, she is a year older than Davis and a year younger than Connie. Amazing cyclists all three. Davis is reportedly doing well after his surgery and Jeannie keeps on winning.
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Hi,

I was in a race with her a few years ago. Took the opportunity to talk with her briefly. She has been a living legend for almost as long as I have been in the sport.

Oh, she finished the race, I didn't.
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This living legend of women's racing will be 50 this year, and she's going for the Olympics again.
http://www.velonews.com/article/7580...-des-grimpeurs
Thanks for sharing - that is inspiring!
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