Is it possible to pursue a competitive sport while going through pregnancy and early motherhood? Susie Mitchell proves that it’s more than possible and that you can even win. Just weeks after discovering her passion for track cycling, Susie became pregnant. However, that didn’t stop her from continuing to pursue her passion. With smart training throughout her pregnancy, Susie went on to win in the World Masters Track Cycling Championships only four months after giving birth.
Susie Mitchell is a 38 year first time mom to a lovely vibrant baby girl Tori. Always enjoying the challenge of trying her hand at different sports, she discovered track cycling in July of 2011. After failing to make her mark in anything from shot putt to surfing, it finally seemed she had found something she was good at. Then two months later she became pregnant. Having set her sights on competing in the World Masters Track Cycling Championships the following October, she ne
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