Laura Bennett, United States. Age at the Olympics: 37
We’ll find out in May whether Laura Bennett makes the Olympic team. If she does, there’s a good chance you’ll see her on the podium in London. What makes Bennett dangerous is she’s a phenomenal swim-biker who can also run, which means that if there’s a break she’ll be able to hang, but if the race is tactical she has ability to sprint with the best of them. Bennett is also a fantastic big day racer—she’s been on the podium at four world championships, won the inaugural Hy-Vee triathlon, and was fourth at the Beijing Olympics despite heading in with an injury. It’s this sort of mettle that sees athletes through to podium spots at the Olympics.
FILED UNDER: Athletes / InsideTri / Olympics TAGS: Ai Ueda / Andrea Hewitt / Emma Jackson / Emma Moffatt / Emma Snowsill / Gwen Jorgensen / Helen Jenkins / InsideTri / Lisa Norden / Paula Findlay / Sarah Groff / Sarah Haskins