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Legislature to honor Kristin Armstrong

Here's a news item from the Associated Press:  BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho's two-time Olympic gold medalist cyclist Kristin Armstrong is due to be honored by the state Legislature. Armstrong is coming off a big win in the time trial in the 2012 London Olympics last summer.The Boise resident also won time-trial gold in the 2008 Beijing Olympics.On Wednesday, Boise Rep. Hy Kloc introduced a measure lauding Armstrong's dedication to her sport in the face of adversity. The resolution is now headed for a vote in the full House. Kloc cited Armstrong's diagnosis of osteoarthritis that ended her triathlon career a dozen years ago, but got her started on the path to becoming the most-successful U.S. professional women's cyclist ever. She retired following her win on the streets of London and lives in Boise with her husband and young son.

Idaho Statesman reporter Dan Popkey has a report here; Armstrong didn't appear in the committee this morning, but told Popkey she hopes to appear at the Capitol later in the process.

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Betsy Z. Russell covers Idaho news from The Spokesman-Review's bureau in Boise.

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