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Hy-Vee Triathlon: Women’s Pro Preview

  • By Triathlete.com
  • Published Sep 1, 2011
  • Updated Sep 2, 2011 at 5:13 PM UTC
The races transition to non-drafting gives Haskins the upper hand. Photo: Triathlon.org

Two American Olympic qualifiers and two American Olympic hopefuls highlight the women’s field for this weekend’s Hy-vee Triathlon in Des Moines, Iowa.

Written by: Sal Farruggia

Click here to read a men’s race preview.

The races transition to non-drafting gives Haskins the upper hand. Photo: Triathlon.org

Although Sarah Haskins has yet to be beaten this year in a non-drafting race, it’s safe to say she has yet to face competition quite like this. In addition to her American ITU teammates Sarah Groff, Gwen Jorgensen and Laura Bennett, she’ll also face off against the likes of Mirinda Carfrae, Lisa Norden, Liz Blatchford, Nicola Spirig and Alicia Kaye. A few others may finish on the podium should they be able to put forth heroic efforts. Here are a few of our favorites to take a podium spot.

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