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Compton at the start line. © Mark Legg-Compton

Katie Compton stole the show at this year’s MTB Short Track Nationals. “Katie crushed the short track today, winning from defending champion Georgia Gould. Katie lapped all but the first four riders” said husband Mark Legg-Compton via Twitter. Katie herself was a little more grounded: “Yep, still coughing up a lung from Sunday’s effort. Pretty happy I can breathe that hard at 8,000 ft though.” Us too, Katie. See the photos after the jump.