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Juli Furtado


1967 Born March 4 in New York City
1974 Parents divorce and mother moves kids to Vermont
1979 Attends the Atratton Mountain School Ski Academy
1980 Joins the U.S. National Junior ski team
1987 Knee injury forces her out of skiing
1989 Prescribed bike riding as part of physical therapy for her knee injury. Falls in love with riding
1989 Wins championships in road racing, but soon finds her true passion is for mountain biking
1990 Takes the World Cross Country Championships
1991 Spends her first full season as a professional mountain biker
1991 Earns her degree in marketing from the University of Colorado
1996 For the first time in four years she fails to win World Cup title
1996 Earns spot on the U.S. Olympic team, but fatigued, she finishes only tenth.
1997 Consistently tired and finishing lower and lower in results, Furtado sees a doctor and is diagnosed with Lyme disease in the spring. In November the diagnosis will be changed to Lupus
1997 Announces her retirement from competitive mountain biking, and spends more time at her home in California

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