World Champion Kate Courtney Looks to Defend Title with WHOOP

August 27, 2019

A year ago, 22-year-old Kate Courtney won the 2018 UCI Mountain Bike World Championships. She was the youngest competitor in the field, the first American women to capture the title in 17 years, and also accomplished the feat in just her first full season of elite racing.

The 2019 world championships kick off this week in Mont-Saint-Anne, Canada, and Kate is back looking to once again stand atop the podium.

Kate joined us on the WHOOP Podcast a few months ago to discuss her training on the bike and in the gym, what her daily strain is like, how she prioritizes recovery, her love of meditation, habits that help make her a self-described “great sleeper," and much more.

From yoga to weightlifting, sessions on the indoor trainer to getting dirty outside in the mud, WHOOP has been with her every step of the way as she prepares to defend her world title.


Kate Courtney doing yoga, wearing WHOOP.


Kate Courtney on the indoor trainer with WHOOP.


Kate Courtney, lifting and monitoring her performance with WHOOP.


Kate Courtney stretching.


Kate Courtney testing VO2 max, and monitoring heart rate with WHOOP.


Kate Courtney, mountain bike world champion.  

Good luck Kate!



Mark Van Deusen

Mark Van Deusen (117 Articles)

Mark Van Deusen is the Copy Manager at WHOOP. Before joining WHOOP, Mark served as the Managing Editor and Head Writer for He was also a Featured Columnist for Bleacher Report and a contributor at Yahoo Sports. A former tennis coach, Mark graduated from the University of Richmond with a degree in Sociology and Leadership Studies.

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