Kelly Catlin's family confirmed that she took her own life.
Catlin died in her on-campus residence at Stanford University; her family members confirmed that she died by suicide. “There isn’t a minute that goes by that we don’t think of her and think of the wonderful life she could have lived,” her father, Mark Catlin told VeloNews. “There isn’t a second in which we wouldn’t freely give our lives in exchange for hers. The hurt is unbelievable.”
'[She] was a really special person - kind, funny, empathetic, and talented at literally everything she did,' Her sister Christine told The Washington Post.
Catlin was born and raised near Minneapolis, Minnesota, and rose to prominence on the track as a member of the U.S. national team.