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Triathlon at the 2012 London Summer Games

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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)


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.