No American woman has ever won an ITU World Triathlon Series (formerly World Championship Series) event in its four-year history. Two athletes have emerged as the female leaders in American draft-legal triathlon, and each has a chance at taking the victory on Friday. Gwen Jorgensen burst onto the triathlon scene in 2011, finishing second at ITU WTS London and securing her Olympic spot. Sarah Groff, on the other hand, has been competing in ITU races for nearly 10 years and has seen success recently. She also earned her Olympic spot in 2011 in London and went on to finish fourth in the Olympics. Seeing the first American female take a WTS victory on U.S. soil would be a special occasion.