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Kristin Armstrong Talks Gold And Reflects On Her Future

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Samantha Wright
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Boise State Public Radio

Three-time gold medal Olympian Kristin Armstrong arrived to a heroine's welcome at the Boise airport Monday afternoon. Since then, the Idaho native says she's been going nonstop.

Since she won the cycling event of time trial, she says she’s been constantly stopped by people calling out “congratulations,” and asking to pose for pictures.

We caught up with Armstrong at the JUMP center in downtown Boise Wednesday morning. She was getting ready to speak at a luncheon with SelectHealth insurance, a company she partners with. We talked about the Olympics, her involvement with the community and what's next for the 43-year-old.

When Armstrong finished her Olympic cycling race in Rio, her first question was, “Did I win?” When she learned she had won a third gold medal, she collapsed on the ground next to her bike.

“When I found out that I won, there were emotions running through, it was excitement, it was complete exhaustion, it was satisfaction. You name it, I think it was going through my body,” said Armstrong.

She hopes she can give back to Boise for all the city has given to her.

The Mayor’s office is planning a special celebration for Armstrong on August 28.

Find Samantha Wright on Twitter @samwrightradio

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