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Olympic Medal Favorites: The Women

  • By Courtney Baird
  • Published Apr 10, 2012
  • Updated Jun 19, 2012 at 12:15 PM UTC
Photo: Delly Carr/Triathlon.org


Andrea Hewitt, New Zealand. Age at the Olympics: 30

Andrew Hewitt ran away from the field at last year’s Beijing Grand Final, securing gold and the biggest win of her career thus far. Hewitt is dangerous because she’s such a smart racer—you often don’t notice her tucked in behind a pack of runners until she outsprints them to the line. She’s also shown that she’s a strength athlete capable of winning on brutal courses, which makes her adaptable to many of the various scenarios that can unfold at an Olympic Games.

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Courtney Baird

Courtney Baird

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

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