USACYCLING  • Maddie Godby
Maddie Godby Track Headshot
Track
Olympic Long Team - Track

Maddie Godby

D.O.B September 5, 1992
Hometown Louisville, Colorado
School University of Colorado, Colorado Springs, Nutrition
Residence Colorado Springs, Colorado

Meet the Athlete

Maddie started cycling when she was 17 years old and joined a junior team out of Boulder, Colorado. She raced one year of criteriums and road races until the team set up a "Learn the Velo" day at the Colorado Springs velodrome and she was hooked. She has been a track sprinter ever since! As part of the USA national team, she has raced internationally at Junior World Championships, Pan-American Championship, Pan-American Games, UCI World Cups, and UCI World Championships. She has won two world cup gold medals in the keirin, as well as featured on the podium at PanAm Champs and world cup sprint events. She currently hold the flying 200m, standing 250m, and team sprint national records; and is a 17-time national champion.

What is your favorite post-ride snack/meal?

A large bowl of watermelon alongside some recovery protein!

A large bowl of watermelon alongside some recovery protein!

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

Always #fullsend. This is particularly applicable in keirin races, which are my favorite, when you can't get intimidated by bumping and rubbing elbows in a very tight bunch. You have to find a hole and make your move without thinking!

Always #fullsend. This is particularly applicable in keirin races, which are my favorite, when you can't get intimidated by bumping and rubbing elbows in a very tight bunch. You have to find a hole and make your move without thinking!

What is your favorite movie and/or book and why?

"The Boys in the Boat" written by Daniel James Brown. This is a complete underdog story that got my heart racing, so much so that I finished my book in one day when I had thought I would be able to ration it over the four days of lockdown during my stint racing Japanese Keirin!

"The Boys in the Boat" written by Daniel James Brown. This is a complete underdog story that got my heart racing, so much so that I finished my book in one day when I had thought I would be able to ration it over the four days of lockdown during my stint racing Japanese Keirin!

Points of Interest

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Winning a world cup keirin, with my teammates reacting in the background

Becoming the first American female to be invited to race the prestigious Japanese Keirin

Godby Poi 2
Godby Poi 3

Fighting back to medal at a world cup by submarining the field

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