Kelly Catlin commits suicide aged 23

Olympic cyclist Kelly Catlin, who helped the US women's pursuit team win the silver medal at the 2016 Rio games
Posted on March 11, 2019,at 7:17 AM
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Kelly Catlin's family confirmed that she took her own life.

Kelly Catlin commits suicide aged 23

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.

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