Americans Cameron Dye and Sarah Haskins hold the top spots after five of seven races in the Race to the Toyota Cup.
For the first time in Olympic history, the pre-race favorites did not disappoint.
Kemper is one of only three triathletes in the world who will have been to all four Olympics Games that have included triathlon.
Hunter Kemper has traveled many miles since graduating from Wake Forest in 1998.
After suffering severe elbow injuries in October of 2011, Kemper spent months working to overcome multiple surgeries and infections.
Hunter Kemper and Manny Huerta surprised the pre-race favorites and punched their tickets to London.
The United States' Hunter Kemper's broken elbow will keep him out of the 2011 Pan American Games.
Late last month three-time Olympian Hunter Kemper won his seventh national championship—a feat he accomplished in 1 hour, 48 minutes and 24 seconds at the USA Triathlon Elite National Championships in Buffalo, N.Y. His seventh career national title put him ahead of legendary triathlete Scott Molina for most U.S. national championships, and it ties Karen Smyers for most ever by an American.
Three-time Olympian Hunter Kemper won a record seventh career men's elite national title, and Beijing Olympian Laura Bennett earned her third women's crown Saturday at the USA Triathlon Elite National Championship, held in conjunction with the Nickel City Triathlon at Gallagher Beach.
Nine of the United States' top triathletes have earned the right to compete for a spot on the 2012 U.S. Olympic Triathlon Team next month at the International Triathlon Union World Championship Series event in London on Aug. 6-7.
Three-time U.S. Olympian Hunter Kemper and Canada's Chantell Widney were victorious Saturday at the second stop of the 2011 USA Triathlon Elite Race Series, the Tri Monroe - Gateway to Adventure.
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