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Haley Batten Athlete Bios
Mountain Bike
Olympic Team - Mountain Bike

Haley Batten

Elite Women's National Team Member, Tokyo 2020 Olympic Long Team Member

D.O.B September 19, 1998
Hometown Park City, Utah
School Quest University Canada
Residence Santa Cruz, California
Pro Teams Clif Pro Team (2016-2019); Specialized Racing (2020); Trinity Racing (Present)

Meet the Athlete

Haley started cycling at age 9 with her little brother. Growing up in Park City, UT Haley was surrounded by a supportive cycling community and endless trails to explore, sparking her passion for the sport. Biking gave Haley a sense of freedom and independence, while also connecting her with family, friends, community, and the outdoors.

Growing up, how did youth sports impact who you are today?
Cross-country skiing has been such an important part of my love of sports and my development as an athlete. While I was racing throughout my elementary and high school years, I had the most incredible coach and mentor. His accomplishments, attention to detail, and passion for the sport are just a few of the things that drew me to look up to him so much. He has given me a special perspective on life and my athletic pursuit and to this day he is one of my greatest inspirations and supporters....

Cross-country skiing has been such an important part of my love of sports and my development as an athlete. While I was racing throughout my elementary and high school years, I had the most incredible coach and mentor. His accomplishments, attention to detail, and passion for the sport are just a few of the things that drew me to look up to him so much. He has given me a special perspective on life and my athletic pursuit and to this day he is one of my greatest inspirations and supporters.

What is your favorite quote or piece of advice to live by?

Be fearless in pursuit of what sets your soul on fire

Be fearless in pursuit of what sets your soul on fire

What is your spirit animal?

Ibex

Ibex

Points of Interest

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My first U23 World Cup win in Nove Mesto, Czech Republic was a special. After landing on the podium for the first time the weekend prior, I could feel that I was starting to put the pieces together. Everything fell into place and I rode my best. I had prepared well leading up to the event and during that race I felt unstoppable, allowing me to ride away from the rest of the field. Crossing the line with the win after a race like that was meaningful beyond the result. (Photo by: Matt DeLorme)

Being part of the USA relay team in the 2019 World Championships in Mont-Saint-Anne, Canada was THRILLING. I was able to have a great lap on the course, giving me the fastest women's time of the day. Our team raced as a unit that day and each one of us left every ounce of energy we had out on the track. I'm not sure my heart-rate has ever been that high on the sidelines of a race as it was there. To help earn the first medal for the US national team since 2007 was just unreal.

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The 2018 Albstadt World Cup was one of the muddiest races that I ever experienced. I kept crashing and somehow it didn't seem to phase me. I would find myself laying in the mud and then racing to catch back up to the riders ahead of me. I finished the race with a missing saddle and more cuts and bruises than I could count. I was extremely upset with my performance but was in awe of the riders that rode the race flawlessly. I left inspired to improve my skills that are so necessary in this sport.

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