US Cyclist Magnus White had a supportive family and attributed his success to his father. Let’s meet his parents and sibling.
Magnus White was a teenage rising star in US cycling before his untimely death.
He died on July 29, 2023, after being hit by a car while he was out training near his home in Boulder, Colorado.
White was scheduled to compete in the Junior Men’s Mountain Bike Cross-Country World Championships on August 10 and was reportedly on one of his final training rides before leaving for Glasgow when the fatal accident occurred.
The woman was reportedly driving a Toyota Matrix and struck White from behind, forcing him off the road into a fence along with his bike. The news of White’s tragic and untimely death was announced by USA Cycling.
Following his death, many want to know more about Magnus White’s family. So read on for more.
Who are Magnus White’s parents?
Magnus White was born on November 18, 2005, to parents Michael White (father) and Jill White (mother).
While not much is known about his parents’ personal lives including when they met, started dating and got married, they were supportive of their son’s career.
White reportedly racing at a national level when he was 10 years old and credited his father for introducing him to cycling. “When I was growing up, my dad really got me into cycling because he raced road, then I discovered my local team (Boulder Junior Cycling), which has some really great coaches who got me where I am today,” the teen said in a profile for USA Cycling.
“In the summer of 2023, I am set to embark on a new and exciting chapter of my cycling career: a debut in the international mountain bike racing circuit, proudly wearing the Team USA jersey,” he added in the same profile.
In the wake of White’s death, Christine Lipson (Rapinz), the mother of White’s close friend and teammate, launched a GoFundMe fundraiser with the permission of Michael and Jill to support the White family.
“Help us honor the memory of Magnus White, a bright and talented 17-year-old, who tragically lost his life on Saturday, July 29, in Boulder, CO. Magnus was taken from us while doing what he loved most, riding his bike. Magnus’s family is strong, but support from their community will go a long way to give them time to grieve,” the fundraiser read. “Magnus leaves behind his parents Jill and Michael and his brother Eero and countless friends worldwide. The family will use any contributions as needed for support of moving through this tragic period,” it added. The GoFundMe page has raised over $57,500 at the time of writing.
USA Cycling said in a statement: “He was a rising star in the off-road cycling scene and his passion for cycling was evident through his racing and camaraderie with his teammates and local community
“We offer our heartfelt condolences to the White family, his teammates, friends, and the Boulder community during this incredibly difficult time.”
USA Cycling said they would “ride for Magnus” at the competition.
Who are Magnus White’s siblings?
Magnus White was in a family-of-four and well loved in the community. This means aside from his parents, he had a sibling. He wasn’t the only child of his mom and dad and had a brother named Eero White.