Visual stories from the Eastside and the Pacific Northwest by Chad Coleman
Track cyclist Jennie Reed | MultimediaAugust 12th, 2010 at Thu, 12th, 2010 at 1:20 pm by Chad Coleman
Once the “fastest woman in the world” track cyclist Jennie Reed has come out of retirement in search of an Olympic medal in the women’s team pursuit at the London games in 2012. Sometimes on assignment you are just plain lucky, as was the case about Jennie. I was photographing the FSA Grand Prix races at the Velodrome in Marymoor Park when I over heard the announcer mention Reed was from Kirkland and had recently donned her race gear again. Reed had won the Women’s Elite class Keirin race that night, just three months after getting back on a bike. And that’s it… the simple truth of how a story was born.