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Olympic Medal Favorites: The Men

  • By Courtney Baird
  • Published Apr 11, 2012
  • Updated Oct 31, 2014 at 4:37 PM UTC
Photo: Delly Carr/Triathlon.org


Alexander Brukhankov, Russia. Age at the Olympics: 25

Although he can’t run with the fastest of the fast ITU runners, his run splits aren’t anything to be brushed aside—he ran 30:15 on his way to silver at the London leg of the World Triathlon Series. This solid running ability combined with his willingness to take risky breaks on the bike—he, Brownlee and a few other athletes were part of a successful break in London last year—show that Brukhankov is a dangerous medal contender.

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Courtney Baird

Courtney Baird

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

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