In the lead-in to the 2016 Rio Olympics, Rally Cycling's Allison Beveridge found out that she had vascular thoracic outlet syndrome. The condition caused a significant blood clot to form in her arm and led her to take blood thinners in order to continue her preparation. She competed in Rio and earned a bronze medal in the team pursuit. Following the games, she took time off and underwent a successful rib resection surgery and vein angioplasty.
To read the full story on Allison's diagnosis, newly-found perspective, and preparation for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic games, read here.