CyclingNews reports that local rider Sonya Looney just gained a spot on the US National Mountain biking Marathon Worlds team. Worlds will be August 8th in St. Wendel, Germany and she will be joined by Krista Park (Cannondale-Incycle.com), Jeremiah Bishop (Cannondale Factory Racing) and Burke Swindlehurst (Team Give-Blackbottoms). After learning of the spot here was Sonya's response
“I first saw that I was officially selected for worlds while sitting on the runway coming back from the Cascade CreamPuff 100 and started hyperventilating and getting choked up in my tiny airplane seat," said Looney after being named to the team for the first time. "Having the opportunity to compete at the Marathon World Championships is my greatest accomplishment in cycling, and it will be another huge step in my development as a younger endurance rider. I feel honored to represent my country, my team, my friends and followers, and my sponsors."
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