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TEAM USA star Kristen Faulkner is a Harvard graduate, collegiate rower, venture capitalist – and now an Olympic cyclist.

The multi-talented Faulkner quit her high-flying career in finance in 2021 to pursue her Olympic dreams.

Team USA cycling star Kristen FaulknerCredit: Getty
Faulkner is part of the track cycling team for the Paris OlympicsCredit: Getty
The 31-year-old’s speciality is road cyclingCredit: Getty
She turned professional in 2021 after taking up the sport five years earlierCredit: Getty

Now the 31-year-old has been named part of the Team USA track cycling team for the Paris Games this summer.

It has been an incredible rise for the Alaskan, who only rode bikes for fun until 2016.

Faulkner dreamed of competing in the Olympics while watching the 2000 Games in Sydney aged eight.

“I was watching the Sydney Olympics on TV and I thought it was an amazing thing to see. At that moment it became my life …

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