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.
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