This Saturday the sporty spotlight shines bright on fourteen-year-old BMX racer and road cycling mountain biker, Mary Mae Duarte. Check out Mary’s interview below where she shares her fave BMX moment, how she balances school and sports, and much, much more.
Sport(s): bmx racing and freestyle road cycling mountain biking
Hometown: Riverside, California
High School: Citrus Valley High School
What’s your fave sport? bmx racing
What was your fave sporty moment or memory?
My favorite moment while racing bmx was when I finally jumped for my first time.
What was the biggest lesson you’ve learned from playing your sport?
Never give up! And once that gate goes down keep it pedaling!
What have you learned about teamwork?
When you’re all together we all equal as one person. Nothing will be able to happen if one person doesn’t get along with someone else.
How do you balance school and sports?
My dad makes me finish all my homework before I can go anywhere or do anything!
Who’s your fave athlete, both male and female?
My favorite male would have to be Brian Deegan and my favorite female is Danica Patrick! (:
What’s the girliest thing you like to do? (Pretty Tough signature
HA OMG! The girliest "things" I LOVE to do are get my nails done, go shopping, make sure my makeup is perfect! haha (:
Thanks, Mary! I agree. Danica Patrick is amazing. Best of luck with your sports career.
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