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Katie Compton Athlete Bio
Cyclocross

Katie Compton

D.O.B December 3, 1978
Hometown Wilmington, Delaware
Residence Colorado Springs, Colorado
Pro Teams KFC Racing

Meet the Athlete

Katie has won the USA Cycling Cyclocross National Championships Elite Women's title in an unbroken 15-win streak every season from 2004 to 2019. In 2007, she became the first American woman to podium in the Cyclocross World Championships where she won silver. She has amassed twenty three World Cup wins and four medals at the Cyclocross World Championships, and 130+ UCI wins, making her the most successful U.S. Cyclocross athlete male or female in the sport.

<p>Katie also raced Paralympic Track events early in her career. She rode as the sighted team member on a tandem with blind partner Karissa Whitsell. They were dominant in the 2004 Games, winning medals in every event they entered and setting a world record in the 3 km pursuit event.</p>

What was a memorable experiences in the beginning of your journey as a cyclist?

Probably racing street sprints as a kid (my Dad put on bike races and sprints for the kids) and being the only girl racing with the boys in the first criteriums I did. Also my first time getting on the velodrome in Trexlertown when I was 11 or so, it was such a fun place to ride a bike and great social environment since I had kids my own age to ride with and great coaching too.

Probably racing street sprints as a kid (my Dad put on bike races and sprints for the kids) and being the only girl racing with the boys in the first criteriums I did. Also my first time getting on the velodrome in Trexlertown when I was 11 or so, it was such a fun place to ride a bike and great social environment since I had kids my own age to ride with and great coaching too.

What is your favorite quote, advice or words to live by ?

Just keep moving forward, everything gets better with time.

Just keep moving forward, everything gets better with time.

How did youth sports impact you as a young person and help you grow to the person you are today?

They helped develop my athleticism and work ethic. My hand/eye coordination isn’t what it used to be when I played ball sports but they were fun and I really enjoyed the team aspect.

They helped develop my athleticism and work ethic. My hand/eye coordination isn’t what it used to be when I played ball sports but they were fun and I really enjoyed the team aspect.

2002

IPC World Championships

1st 3 km pursuit (with Karissa Whitsell)

1st 23 km time trial (with Karissa Whitsell)

2nd kilometer time trial (with Karissa Whitsell)

2003

IPC World Championships

1st kilometer time trial (with Karissa Whitsell)

1st 14 km time trial (with Karissa Whitsell)

2nd 3 km pursuit (with Karissa Whitsell)

2nd road race (with Karissa Whitsell)

3rd match sprints (with Karissa Whitsell)

IBSA World Championships

1st 3 km pursuit (with Karissa Whitsell)

1st match sprints (with Karissa Whitsell)

2nd kilometer time trial (with Karissa Whitsell)

2nd road race (with Karissa Whitsell)

US Paralympic National Championships

1st 3 km pursuit (with Karissa Whitsell)

1st kilometer time trial (with Karissa Whitsell)

1st match sprints (with Karissa Whitsell)

2004

USA Cycling Cyclocross National Championships

1st Elite Women

Paralympic Games, Athens, Greece

1st 3 km pursuit (with Karissa Whitsell)
(set current world record of 3:36.816)

1st combined road race and time trial (with Karissa Whitsell)

2nd kilometer time trial (with Karissa Whitsell)

3rd match sprints (with Karissa Whitsell)

2005-2006

USA Cycling Cyclocross National Championships

1st Elite Women

2006-2007

USA Cycling Cyclocross National Championships

1st Elite Women

2007-2008

UCI Cyclo-cross World Championships

2nd Elite Women

USA Cycling Cyclocross National Championships

1st Elite Women

UCI Cyclo-cross World Cup

Pijnacker - 1st Elite Women

Koksijde - 1st Elite Women

Kalmthout - 2nd Elite Women

2008-2009

USA Cycling Cyclocross National Championships

1st Elite Women

USA Cycling Mountain Bike National Championships

Short Track - 1st Elite Women

UCI Cyclo-cross World Cup

Koksijde - 1st Elite Women

Nommay - 1st Elite Women

Pijnacker - 3rd Elite Women

2009-2010

UCI Cyclo-cross World Championships

3rd Elite Women

USA Cycling Cyclocross National Championships

1st Elite Women

UCI Cyclo-cross World Cup

Treviso - 1st Elite Women

Nommay - 1st Elite Women

Kalmthout - 3rd Elite Women

Heusden-Zolder - 3rd Elite Women

Koksijde - 3rd Elite Women

2010-2011

UCI Cyclo-cross World Championships

2nd Elite Women

USA Cycling Cyclocross National Championships

1st Elite Women

USA Cycling Mountain Bike National Championships

Short Track - 1st Elite Women

UCI Cyclo-cross World Cup

Aigle - 1st Elite Women

Koksijde - 1st Elite Women

Kalmthout - 1st Elite Women

Zolder-Heusden - 1st Elite Women

Hoogerheide - 1st Elite Women

2011-2012

UCI Cyclo-cross World Championships

5th Elite Women

USA Cycling Cyclocross National Championships

1st Elite Women

UCI Cyclo-cross World Cup

Plzen - 1st Elite Women

Koksijde - 3rd Elite Women

Namur - 3rd Elite Women

Lievin - 3rd Elite Women

2012-2013

UCI Cyclo-cross World Championships

2nd Elite Women

USA Cycling Cyclocross National Championships

1st Elite Women

USA Cycling Elite Track National Championships

Madison - 1st Elite Women (With Cari Higgins)

UCI Cyclo-cross World Cup

Plzen - 1st Elite Women

Koksijde - 1st Elite Women

Roubaix - 1st Elite Women

Namur - 1st Elite Women

Tábor - 2nd Elite Women

Heusden-Zolder - 2nd Elite Women

2013-2014

UCI Cyclo-cross World Championships

2nd Elite Women

USA Cycling Cyclocross National Championships

1st Elite Women

UCI Cyclo-cross World Cup

Tábor - 1st Elite Women

Koksijde - 1st Elite Women

Namur - 1st Elite Women

Zolder - 1st Elite Women

Valkenburg - 2nd Elite Women

2014-2015

UCI Cyclo-cross World Championships

27th Elite Women

Pan-American Cyclocross Continental Championships

1st Elite Women

USA Cycling Cyclocross National Championships

1st Elite Women

UCI Cyclo-cross World Cup

Baal - 1st Elite Women

Rome - 1st Elite Women

Valkenburg - 1st Elite Women

2015-2016

UCI Cyclo-cross World Championships

13th Elite Women

Pan-American Cyclocross Continental Championships

1st Elite Women

USA Cycling Cyclocross National Championships

1st Elite Women

UCI Cyclo-cross World Cup

Heusden-Zolder - 2nd Elite Women

2016-2017

Pan-American Cyclocross Continental Championships

1st Elite Women

USA Cycling Cyclocross National Championships

1st Elite Women

UCI Cyclo-cross World Cup

Jingle Cross - 1st Elite Women

Zeven - 2nd Elite Women

CrossVegas - 3rd Elite Women

2017-2018

UCI Cyclo-cross World Championships

2nd Elite Women

Pan-American Cyclocross Continental Championships

1st Elite Women

USA Cycling Cyclocross National Championships

1st Elite Women

UCI Cyclo-cross World Cup

#8 - 1st Elite Women

#7 - 2nd Elite Women

#5 - 3rd Elite Women

2018-2019

UCI Cyclo-cross World Championships

34th Elite Women

Pan-American Cyclocross Continental Championships

1st Elite Women

USA Cycling Cyclocross National Championships

1st Elite Women

UCI Cyclo-cross World Cup

Bern - 3rd Elite Women

Hoogerheide - 2nd Elite Women

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