Sven Riederer, Switzerland. Age at the Olympics: 31
A bronze medalist on the brutally hilly 2004 Athens Olympics course and a consistent bronze medalist at major races—he won bronze at the 2011 World Triathlon Series races in Kitzbühel, Austria and Sydney and at the Madrid leg of the 2010 series, for example—Sven Riederer outran his reputation as “Mr. Bronze” when he won silver over Jonathan Brownlee at the 2011 Grand Final in Beijing. Riederer is consistent, knows how to suffer, is a great runner, and he shows up for big races. These are all good reasons for why he shouldn’t be counted out for London.
Triathlete Directory: Sven Riederer
FILED UNDER: Athletes / InsideTri / Olympics TAGS: Alistair Brownlee / Brad Kahlefeldt / Brendan Sexton / InsideTri / ITU / Jan Frodeno / Jaou Silva / Jarrod Shoemaker / Javier Gomez / Jonathan Brownlee / Matt Chrabot / Simon Whitfield / Sven Riederer