US Olympic Triathlon Team 2012: Updated News & Analysis for America's Squad

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US Olympic Triathlon Team 2012: Updated News & Analysis for America's Squad
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Run, cycle, swim. Sounds easy enough, no?

Conceived in San Diego as a six-mile dash, five-mile bicycle race and 500-yard swim, the modern triathlon is a grueling event and a recent addition to the Olympic calendar, debuting at the 2000 Sydney games.

Since that time, only one American has ever captured a top-three finish, with Californian Susan Williams taking home the 2004 Athens bronze on the women's side.

Will 2012 produce another triathlon medal for Team USA?

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