CENTER VALLEY, Pa. – A nationwide biking champ circled again to her alma mater Monday to share her inspiring story with others.
USA Biking Nationwide Staff member Mandy Marquardt spoke with college students at Penn State Lehigh Valley.
Marquardt, of Allentown, graduated from the college again in 2014.
She’s additionally a observe dash bicycle owner for Staff Novo Nordisk, which is the world’s first all-diabetes skilled biking workforce.
Marquardt, who’s an envoy for St. Luke’s College Well being Community, mentioned having diabetes should not cease anybody from pursuing their goals.
“I believe it is actually vital for younger youngsters and other people within the diabetes group to see what is feasible and to stay a wholesome life-style and simply to take motion and take possession of their well being and to simply get pleasure from what they like to do and for me that is using my bike and sharing my ardour with others,” Marquardt mentioned.
Marquardt is a 22-time U.S. nationwide champion and holds three nationwide data.
She additionally gained two gold medals on the 2003 U.S. Junior Womens 10-12 Highway Nationwide Championships.