Sarah Groff, United States
Sarah Groff became the first American woman in history to get on the podium of a Dextro Energy World Championship Series race when she came in third in Kitzbühel, Austria, in June. Groff had a disappointing year last year as she struggled with injuries, but if you look at the rest of her history on the ITU circuit, she’s been an extremely consistent racer for quite a while now. She trains with other podium contenders—Lisa Norden of Sweden, Barbara Riveros Diaz of Chile—in a group headed by Darren Smith, and she is likely to keep getting faster.
FILED UNDER: Features / InsideTri / Olympics TAGS: 2012 London Olympics / Ai Ueda / Andrea Hewitt / Barbara Riveros Diaz / Daniela Ryf / Emma Moffatt / Emma Snowsill / Emmie Charayron / Helen Jenkins / InsideTri / Laura Bennett / Lisa Norden / Nicola Spirig / Paula Findlay / Sarah Groff / Sarah Haskins / Svenja Bazlen