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Triathlon at the 2012 London Summer Games

2012 Summer Games: Previous Summer Games


Host City: London, Great Britain
Date Started: August 4, 2012
Date Finished: August 4, 2012
Events: 2

Participants: 110 (55 men and 55 women) from 39 countries
Youngest Participant: GBR Lucy Hall (20 years, 166 days)
Oldest Participant: USA Laura Bennett (37 years, 102 days)
Most Medals (Athlete): 6 athletes with 1 medal
Most Medals (Country): GBR Great Britain (2 medals)

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Triathlon was centered around Hyde Park in central London, with the open-water swims held there in The Serpentine, the cycling racing seven laps of a 6+ km course within the park, and the run held within the park confines over four laps of a 2½ km course. There were again two events, individuals for men and women. The women’s race produced one of the closest finishes in triathlon history, as the Swiss Nicola Spirig defeated Sweden’s Lisa Nordén by less than 1/100th of a second. The men’s race was a celebration for the huge British crowds watching it, as the Brownlee brothers, Alistair and Jonathan, won the gold and bronze medals respectively.