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USA Triathlon Olympic Hopefuls

Meet the American athletes who will be looking to nab a spot on the Olympic start line this weekend in San Diego.

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Although there are a few key favorites to round out the 2012 U.S. London Olympics Triathlon Team, the reality is that any American racing in this weekend’s ITU World Triathlon Series San Diego events could nab a spot on the London start line. Not pictured: Kristi Johnson and Lindsey Jerdonek

Qualification Criteria

A top-nine finish on the women’s side will automatically qualify an athlete for the Games. If multiple athletes place in the top nine, the top finisher will earn a spot on the U.S. roster. If no U.S. women place in the top nine in San Diego, the final spot on the Olympic roster will be filled by a discretionary selection by the USA Triathlon Elite Athlete Selection Committee.

The first U.S. male to cross the finish line in San Diego will be London bound, regardless of placing. Two men can qualify for the U.S. Olympic roster in San Diego, provided they both place in the top nine. If necessary, any remaining spots will be filled by a discretionary selection by the USA Triathlon Elite Athlete Selection Committee.

Visit Triathlon.org for the complete men’s and women’s start lists.