KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Marc Thompson, a Kansas City, Missouri, native, competed in the Olympics as a cyclist in 1976.
Thompson, who turned 68 on Sunday, competed in the 100-kilometer Team Time Trial at the 1976 Montreal Games.
The U.S. team — which also included John Howard, Wayne Stetina and Alan Kingsbery — finished 19th among 28 teams.
Thompson won the 1974 Tour of Kansas City, which Stetina went on to win in 1975 and 1976.
Thompson finished third in the 1975 U.S. National Road Race Championships and was part of the fourth-place U.S. team at the 1975 Pan American Games.
He retired from cycling in 1978 and focused instead on triathlons.
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