Mar 3, 2020
The ALL ME® Podcast
Mandy Marquardt – No Easy Ride - Inspiration from U.S. Track Cyclist
When a doctor told her “You will never be able to race at a high level.” after being diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes, that did not stop our next guest! Meet Mandy Marquardt, a member of the USA Cycling National Team and Team Novo Nordisk, an all-diabetes professional cycling team where she is the sole female. Mandy shares her story and passion for the bike. Learn how she has trained the right way, ALL ME® PED FREE and has overcome obstacles to achieve the current World Sprint Ranking of 14th out of 357 Riders.
In recognition of National Nutrition Month, Mandy also shares some of her nutrition tips with us.
We are proud to have Mandy as one of our very first female ALL ME® League members and role models. After listening to her story, we are sure you will agree that Mandy is the epitome of #GIRLPOWER
Mandy was born in Mannheim, Germany and moved with her parents to Southern Florida at the age of 6. She began cycling at 10 years old, competing in endurance road and track events. At the age of 16, she was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. Marquardt balances racing and diabetes management and does not let diabetes stop her from pursuing Olympic aspirations.
In 2013, Marquardt made the switch over to track sprinting, and is currently one of the top female sprinters in the United States. With years of balancing education and cycling, Marquardt graduated in 2014 from The Pennsylvania State University. As one of the fastest female sprinters in America, she enjoys engaging with the community, sharing her knowledge, and mentoring riders.
“It brings me joy, giving back to my community, and my sport by mentoring and being an example for the younger generation. As well as inspiring people affected by diabetes and anyone living with a chronic condition to dream big and never put a limit on going after something you love.”
Did You Know?