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2012 London Olympic Medal Contenders: The Women

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

Laura Bennett, United States

Photo: Triathlon.org/ Delly Carr

Laura Bennett is known to many as the hardest working triathlete in the sport, and it’s a safe bet to say that she’d like to top off her stellar career with a medal in London—something she missed by one spot in Beijing, where she came in fourth. A phenomenal swimmer and runner, Bennett has placed in the top 10 in every World Championship Series race she has entered so far this year, and she finished 2010 ranked 10th. This year, she currently sits in fifth. Come 2012, it’s a safe bet that number could be first, second or third.

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Courtney Baird

Courtney Baird

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

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