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For the week of January 3 through January 9, 2001

Matthes thinks about life after biking

Olympian visits Ketchum hometown

Community School graduate Ruthie Matthes plans to wrap up a very successful professional mountain bike career during 2001. The 2000 Olympian and four-time national cross country champion from Ketchum plans to defend her national title and compete in the World Championships Sept. 16 at Vail, Colo. Then Ruthie will retire from competition and find a way to continue in sportógiving back to the community and possibly developing retreats for women and families. Here, Ruthie visits with Formula Sports owner Bob Gordon at the Ketchum store over the Christmas holiday. She poses with her Trek bikeówith her USA jacket hanging in the background. 

Express photo by Willy Cook


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