The outstanding mountain-biker came back from a long illness in 2015 to win her fourth Overall Downhill World Cup, winning six of the seven rounds during the season. It was her third success in four years and took her career total of World Cup wins to a record 28. She also won the Downhill World Championship in Andorra for the third time. It was also the third time she has won both the World Championship and the World Cup in the same year. In October, a video of Atherton overtaking 91 competitors in five minutes during a race took the internet by storm.

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