Triathlete Magazine’s 2012 Best In Tri Awards

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  • Published Dec 18, 2012
  • Updated Nov 25, 2014 at 9:35 AM UTC
Mary Beth Ellis was the top American finisher in Kona in 2012. Photo: Kurt Hoy

American Female Athlete of the Year

1. Mary Beth Ellis
Ellis, known simply as “MBE” to many, topped off a stellar season, which included victories at the Ironman U.S. Championship (aka Ironman New York) and Ironman 70.3 France, with a fifth-place finish in Kona as the top American woman. A member of Brett Sutton’s Team TBB squad, Ellis only began racing Ironman a year ago but already has five wins under her belt.

2. Sarah Haskins
The winner of the 2012 Race to the Toyota Cup Life Time Triathlon Series, Haskins has proven virtually unbeatable in the non-drafting Olympic distance.

3. Sarah Groff
Her fourth-place finish at the London Olympics, an agonizingly tough position just off the podium, only further endeared the charismatic Groff to the hearts of triathlon fans everywhere.

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