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Cycling: Hurts to think of tragic Catlin's pain, says rival Archibald
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Mar 15, 2019 3:53 PM 1+ week ago

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's Olympic, world and European track cycling champion Katie Archibald says the suicide this month of American rival Kelly Catlin has hit her hard.

The 23-year-old Catlin, also a world champion, was part of the American team pursuit quartet beaten to Olympic gold in Rio in 2016 by a British squad featuring Scotland's Archibald.

Catlin, likely to have been part of the U.S team to challenge Britain's crown in Tokyo next year, was found dead this month in her apartment at Stanford University.

"I've been thinking about it a lot," Archibald, who celebrated her 25th birthday this week, told Reuters in an interview on Friday. "It hurts me to think about the pain that she must have been hiding.

"That's what has kept in my mind these past few days. It's left a heavy feeling in your chest, in your stomach. It's really horrible to imagine what Kelly was carrying around."

Archibald said the shock was greater ...

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