Congratulations! West Seattle’s Tom Donohue wins 2 national championships in track cycling

Congratulations to West Seattle athlete Tom Donohue for his victories at the USA Cycling National Track Championships, which continue through tomorrow on the Eastside. The report and photos are by proud wife Lisa Donohue:

Fauntleroy resident Tom Donohue earned his 2nd Gold medal Saturday at the USA Cycling National Track Championships at Marymoor Velodrome in Redmond. Tom slayed the competition in both the Match Sprint and 500m Time Trial 50-54 year-old category. In addition, he also set a new track record in the 500m.

Tom is a member of the Cucina Fresca cycling team. You might spot him sprinting along the streets of West Seattle in his red and black jersey.

Tom will be traveling to the Manchester England for the World Championships this October. Last year he ranked top 10 in World, and hopes to make it to the podium in 2014.

You can see his 500m time in the results on this page detailing today’s highlights, and his sprint time in the highlights report from Thursday.

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6 Replies to "Congratulations! West Seattle's Tom Donohue wins 2 national championships in track cycling"

  • Bradley August 23, 2014 (11:59 pm)

    Great local talent!

  • Mike August 24, 2014 (6:58 am)

    Congrats to Mr. Donohue. For anyone that hasn’t been on a velodrome, you need to be moving incredibly fast to stay up on the wall. As a kid I used to try and get my mountain bike up there, never worked, haha. I don’t even know if they allow regular people to ride on that track now.

  • mozabo August 24, 2014 (9:26 am)

    Regular people can ride the track. I have done that several times on my road bike. It takes me about three loops to get the courage to climb up to the walls.

  • JN August 24, 2014 (9:47 am)

    Awesome! Great job

  • Mark Dale August 24, 2014 (10:28 am)

    Congratulations, Tom!

    You’ve come a long way since we rode together years ago.

  • Jack August 24, 2014 (6:15 pm)

    YAY Tom! We knew you would do it!

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