Did you Know?
2011 was a breakthrough season for Groff, who was forced to bounce back from fracturing her sacrum twice in 2010. She placed third in the ITU World Triathlon Series rankings in 2011 for the first-ever series podium finish by an American. She will make her Olympic debut after qualifying with a seventh-place finish on the same course in 2011.
Getting to Know Sarah Groff
• Spends the majority of her season living and training in Australia and Switzerland
• Her pre-race superstition: “I can’t race with clean hair; I’m too worried that my swim cap will slip off.”
• Favorite professional sports team is the Philadelphia Phillies
• Favorite band is Radiohead
• Favorite post-race meal is “something fairly unhealthy but delicious”
• Favorite all-time Olympic moment is the 4x100-meter freestyle relay in Beijing
• Both siblings are married and highly accomplished: Adam is a MD/MBA and Lauren is a New York Times bestselling author
• Was a double major in conservation biology and studio art at Middlebury College, graduating cum laude and with highest honors in art.
Follow Sarah on Twitter: @sgroffy
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