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Nothstein to make world's farewell at LA

By:
Jeff Jones, Bikeradar.com
Published:
March 09, 2005, 0:00 GMT,
Updated:
April 20, 2009, 23:48 BST
Edition:
First Edition Cycling News for March 9, 2005

Perennial US track star Marty Nothstein will make his farewell to world championship track racing at...

Perennial US track star Marty Nothstein will make his farewell to world championship track racing at the March 24-27 world track championships at the ADT Event Center at Carson in suburban Los Angeles. Nothstein has been the US' top track cyclist for over a decade, winning the world championship title in the sprint and keirin in 1994, and landing Olympic gold in Sydney in 2000.

"Cycling allowed me to accomplish some incredible feats, winning an Olympic gold medal was a dream come true, but I am just as proud of my kids and family. They have supported me for so long and I look forward to spending more time with them in the future," said Nothstein.

Nothstein's record is impressive: Olympic gold and silver medals; three world championships; eight world championship medals; four Pan-American gold medals; seventeen world cup victories; and thirty-five U.S. national championships. His greatest performances came in track sprint events, however his recent transformation from a full sprinter to a road and track endurance rider proved his versatility. Nothstein's greatest result as an endurance rider came in August 2003 when he won the New York City Cycling Championships.

"I want to be remembered as the best American track cyclist ever, not just because I won Olympic gold, but also because I made a very hard transition from straight sprinting to top endurance riding," said Nothstein.

Nothstein will continue to be involved in US cycling as the new chief operating officer of the Lehigh Valley Velodrome, long a nurturing ground for rising young track racers.

"I am really looking forward to working with up and coming athletes. I know we have some of the best talent in the world and I want to help others succeed and make America a top cycling nation," said Nothstein.

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