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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

Sarah Groff, United States

Photo: Triathlon.org/ Delly Carr

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.

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Courtney Baird

Courtney Baird

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

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