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Idaho Olympic Cyclist Goes For Third Gold Medal Wednesday

Kristin Armstrong Olympic Gold Medal
Sadie Babits
Boise State Public Radio

What would it be like to bring home your third Olympic gold medal for your birthday? 

Kristin Armstrong could get the chance to find out how that feels Wednesday morning. Her gold-medal winning streak began in 2008 after claiming the individual time trial race in Beijing. In London four years ago Armstrong became the oldest woman cyclist to win the race. She turns 43 Thursday.

Armstrong is one of two Americans in the competition, which is 18.5 miles long. In 2012, she completed the race in less than 38 minutes.

The time trial begins at 5:30 a.m. Mountain Daylight Time, and Armstrong starts the race at 6:06 a.m. Watch the race here.
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