2012 London Olympic Medal Contenders: The Women

  • By Courtney Baird
  • Published Aug 1, 2011
  • Updated Jun 19, 2012 at 12:18 PM UTC

Ai Ueda, Japan

Photo: Delly Carr

Ai Ueda has made a name for herself this year with two top-10 finishes in the World Championship Series and a silver at the Monterrey ITU Triathlon World Cup. Ueda often makes up for her poor swims by running her way through the field, passing athletes like they’re standing still. That London is a runner’s course plays into Ueda’s favor, and if she can improve her swim in the next year, who knows what could be in store for the tiny Japanese speedster.

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Courtney Baird

Courtney Baird

Courtney Baird is the editor-in-chief of Inside Triathlon magazine.

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