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Re: RIP/ memorial announcements
« Reply #60 on: March 11, 2019, 00:35 »

Kelly Catlin passes away at 23

She had written a journal for Velonews that, in retrospect, takes on a much deeper significance.

Kelly Catlin journal: Trying to balance grad school and pro racing

The truth is that most of the time, I don’t make everything work. It’s like juggling with knives, but I really am dropping a lot of them. It’s just that most of them hit the floor and not me.

The greatest strength you will ever develop is the ability to recognize your own weaknesses, and to learn to ask for help when you need it. This is a lesson I have only just begun learning, slowly and painfully, these first few months as a graduate student. I still fail. As athletes, we are all socially programmed to be stoic with our pain, to bear our burdens and not complain, even when such stoicism reaches the point of stupidity and those burdens begin to damage us. These are hard habits to break.

Very sad.
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