Emma Snowsill, Australia
You could argue that Emma Snowsill is inconsistent—if you look at the past 2 and a half seasons since she won gold in Beijing, you’ll see a veritable roller coaster of results. But if you trim away the fat—the races that don’t really matter—and look at the ones that do, it becomes clear that Snowsill is quite possibly the best big day racer in triathlon history. She surprisingly won Hy-Vee last year—and it’s $200,000 prize pot—along with the ITU’s Grand Final in Budapest. Her other results? Sixth, 25th and a pair of DNFs. Given her modus operandi, you can bet Snowsill will be ready to roll in London.