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Date of Birth: 16/03/66
Place of Birth: Campbellville, ON
Hometown: Campbellville, ON
Height: 5'4"
Weight: 120 lbs
Years on National Team: 7
 She lists cruising in her 1976 red BMG as her hobby but make no mistake: Chrissy Redden goes full throttle on her mountain bike in competition. That was evident at the recent Canadian championships. With an Olympic spot locked-up Redden still hammered the rest of the field by a whopping eight minutes.

 It was another highlight in a breakthrough season for the steadily improving Redden headed to her first major Games. She earned her first career World Cup medal in July at Mte-Ste-Anne and was seventh at the world championships in June after not competing in the month of May to concentrate on training.

 "It takes a lot of dedication to gun for an Olympic medal," said the bubbly Redden, who has clearly established herself this season as a medal threat.

 She became a fulltime pro rider three years ago and let go her job as a quality assurance manager for a major beef processing plant. She competes almost year-round on both the mountain bike and cyclo cross circuits. Cyclo cross combines running and biking. Running with the bike can become a huge factor in a mountain bike race if there is rain and mud on the course.

 "Cyclo-cross fine tunes my agility on a mountain bike," she said.

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Sept. 23: Women's mountain bike: Chrissy Redden, Campbellville, Ont., was eighth.

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