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Meet The 2012 U.S. Olympic Triathlon Team

Get to know the five athletes who will make up the 2012 U.S. Olympic Triathlon team in London.

Meet the five athletes who will make up the 2012 U.S. Olympic Triathlon team in London.

Laura Bennett
Qualified: Third-place finish at 2012 ITU WTS San Diego

Twitter: @laurarbennett
Website: Bennettendurance.com

Hometown: North Palm Beach, Fla.
Resides: Boulder, Colo.
College: Southern Methodist University
Height: 5-9
Weight: 130
Birthdate: 4/25/1975 (37)
Birthplace: North Palm Beach, Fla.

Career Highlights
USA Triathlon National Team Member
2012 U.S. Olympic Team Qualifier
2011 USAT Elite National Champion
2010 USAT Olympic/ITU Triathlete of the Year
2010 USAT Elite National Champion
2008 U.S. Olympic Team Qualifier
2008 USAT Olympic/ITU Triathlete of the Year
2007 USAT Olympic/ITU Triathlete of the Year
2006 USAT Olympic/ITU Triathlete of the Year
2004 Olympic Team Alternate
2003 USAT Elite National Champion
2003 USOC Triathlete of the Year

More career highlights at Usatriathlon.org. 

RELATED:
– Video: Laura Bennett’s Olympic Qualifying Race
Inside Triathlon archives: Being Bennett
– Photos: The Bennetts
– Competitor Radio: Laura Bennett

Sarah Groff
Qualified: Seventh-place finish at 2011 ITU WTS London
Twitter:
@sgroffy
Website: Sarahgroff.com

Hometown: Cooperstown, N.Y.
Resides: Hanover, N.H.
College: Middlebury College
Height: 5-8
Weight: 136
Birthdate: 11/27/1981 (30)
Birthplace: Hanover, N.H.

Career Highlights
USA Triathlon National Team Member
2012 U.S. Olympic Team Qualifier
2011 USAT Olympic/ITU Athlete of the Year
Ranked No. 3 in the 2011 ITU World Championship Series rankings
Ranked No. 4 in the 2008 ITU rankings

More career highlights at Usatriathlon.org. 

RELATED:


– Sarah Groff Looks Forward To 2012 London Olympics

– Video: Sarah Groff’s Take On The U.S. Team
– Competitor Radio: Sarah Groff

Manuel Huerta
Qualified: Ninth-place finish at 2012 ITU WTS San Diego
Twitter:
@trimanny
Website:
Manuelhuerta.com 

Hometown: Miami, Fla.
Resides: Miami, Fla.
College: Florida Atlantic University
Height: 5-7
Weight: 126
Birthdate: 3/22/1984 (28)
Birthplace: Havana, Cuba

Career Highlights
USA Triathlon National Team Member
2012 U.S. Olympic Team Qualifier
2011 USAT Olympic/ITU Athlete of the Year
2011 Pan Am Games Silver Medalist

More career highlights at Usatriathlon.org. 

RELATED:

– Manny Huerta’s Orbea Orca
– Video: Manny Huerta Surprises At U.S. Olympic Trials
– Competitor Radio: Manny Huerta

Gwen Jorgensen
Qualified: Second-place finish at 2011 ITU WTS London
Twitter: @gwenjorgensen
Website: Gwenjorgensen.com

Hometown: Milwaukee, Wis.
Resides: Milwaukee, Wis.
College: University of Wisconsin, Madison
Height: 5-10
Weight: 125
Birthdate: 4/25/1986 (26)
Birthplace: Waukesha, Wis.

Career Highlights
USA Triathlon National Team Member
2012 U.S. Olympic Team Qualifier
2011 USA Triathlon Elite Race Series Champion
2011 Tiszaujvaros ITU World Cup Champion
2010 USAT Rookie of the Year
2010 USAT Elite Duathlete of the Year

More career highlights at Usatriathlon.org

RELATED:

– Video: Gwen Jorgensen From San Diego
– Competitor Radio: Gwen Jorgensen

Hunter Kemper
Qualified: Fifth-place finish at 2012 ITU WTS San Diego
Twitter: @hunterkemper 
Website: Hunterkemper.com

Hometown: Longwood, Fla.
Resides: Colorado Springs, Colo.
College: Wake Forest University
Height: 6-3
Weight: 163
Birthdate: 5/4/1976 (36)
Birthplace: Charlotte, N.C.

Career Highlights
USA Triathlon National Team Member
Four-time U.S. Olympic Team Qualifier (2012, 2008, 2004, 2000)
Seven-time USA Triathlon Elite National Champion (1998, 1999, 2001, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2011)
Placed seventh at the 2008 Olympic Games
2007 Haul to the Great Wall Series Champion
Ranked No. 1 in the 2005 ITU world rankings
2005 USOC Sportsman of the Year
2003 Pan Am Games Gold Medalist
2000-07 Resident Team Member
1999, 2000, 2003-04 USOC Triathlete of the Year
1999 Pan Am Games Silver Medalist

More career highlights at Usatriathlon.org. 

RELATED:

– Video: Hunter Kemper Going To Fourth Olympics
– Competitor Radio: Hunter Kemper