Name: Sarah Haskins
Date of Birth: 3/13/1981
Birthplace: St. Louis, Mo.
Hometown: St. Louis, Mo.
High School: Parkway South High School '99
College: University of Tulsa '03, Elementary Education
37 professional career wins (as of June 2015)
2015 and 2014 Clermont CAMTRI Sprint Triathlon American Cup Champion
2014 Sarasota PATCO Sprint Triathlon Pan American Champion
2012 USA Triathlon Elite National Champion
2011 Pan Am Games Gold Medalist
2011 Race to the Toyota Cup Series Champion
2009 USA Triathlon Olympic/ITU Athlete of the Year
Ranked No. 6 in the world in 2009
2009 Race to the Toyota Cup Series Champion
2008 U.S. Olympic Team Member
11th at the 2008 Olympic Games
2008 ITU World Championships Silver Medalist
2007 Pan Am Games Silver Medalist
2006 USA Triathlon Elite National Champion
2006 Haul to the Great Wall Elite Series Champion
2004 USA Triathlon Under-23 National Champion
Elite Triathlon Career
2015: Captured the title at IRONMAN 70.3 Eagleman on June 14 by a margin of more than 11 minutes in only her second start at the 70.3 distance • Made her debut at the 70.3 distance on March 15 at IRONMAN 70.3 Puerto Rico, winning by more than seven minutes • Started her season by defending her title at the Clermont CAMTRI Sprint Triathlon American Cup in Clermont, Fla., on March 7
2014: Won six races in 2014, marking her return to the sport after the birth of her daughter • Finished the season with a third-place finish at Life Time Fitness Toyota Triple Crown in Oceanside, Calif. • Claimed victory at the Escape from Alcatraz Triathlon in San Francisco on June 1 • Champion of the Capital of Texas Triathlon in Austin, Texas, on May 26 • Raced to wins at St. Anthony's on April 27 and the South Beach Triathlon on April 6 • Kicked off her season with back-to-back wins at ITU events in Florida, winning the Clermont PATCO Sprint Triathlon Pan American Cup on March 1 and the Sarasota PATCO Sprint Triathlon Pan American Championships on March 8
2013: Sat out the 2013 season as she and her husband expected their first child
2012: Finished 2012 ranked as the No. 4 American and 63rd overall in the ITU World Triathlon Series rankings • Won a career-best eight events in 2012 • Winner of the 2012 Race to the Toyota Cup series title • Placed first at the Toyota U.S. Open Triathlon in Rockwell, Texas • Winner of the 2012 USA Triathlon Elite National Championship in Buffalo, N.Y. • The Elite Nationals title was the second of her career and first since 2006 • Finished second at the Hy-Vee Triathlon • Placed first at the Chicago Triathlon • Winner of the Life Time Fitness Triathlon in Minneapolis • Won the Capitol of Texas Triathlon • Finished eighth at the ITU World Triathlon San Diego for her top WTS finish since 2010 • Repeat winner at the St. Anthony’s Triathlon • Winner of the Nautica South Beach Triathlon • Opened the 2012 season with a third-place finish at the Clermont ITU Sprint Pan American Cup on March 3
2011: Won a career-best seven events in 2011 • Earned the gold medal at the 2011 Pan American Games in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico • Posted a time of 1:57:37 to finish nearly three minutes clear of the field • Finished seventh at the 2011 Huatulco ITU World Cup • Winner of the 2011 Race to the Toyota Cup series title • Runner-up at the Toyota U.S. Open Triathlon in Rockwell, Texas • Placed third at the Hy-Vee Triathlon Elite Cup • Winner of the Life Time Fitness Chicago Triathlon • Won the Life Time Fitness Triathlon in Minneapolis for the third straight year • Finished 15th in her 2011 ITU World Championship Series debut in Kitzbühel • Named the USOC’s female Athlete of the Month for May after earning three victories in three starts • Winner of the 2011 Capitol of Texas Triathlon • Earned her first career ITU World Cup victory in Monterrey, Mexico, in 2011 • Pulled away midway through the bike and held on for the victory • Won the Miami International Triathlon and the St. Anthony’s Triathlon • Took the inaugural USA Triathlon Elite Sprint National Championship and placed second overall at the opening event of the USA Triathlon Elite Race Series in Clermont, Fla.
2010: Finished the 2010 ITU World Championship Series ranked 14th overall and as the No. 2-ranked American • Also ranked second in the 2010 ITU Best Swimmer Rankings • Finished fifth in the 2010 Life Time Fitness Race to the Toyota Cup Series • Was hampered by a calf injury for the second half of the season • Placed 20th at the 2010 ITU WCS Grand Final in Budapest • Winner of the 2010 Chicago Triathlon • Won her second straight Life Time Fitness Triathlon in 2010 • Was fifth at the 2010 Madrid ITU World Championship Series event • Finished 10th at the second stop of the 2010 ITU World Championship Series in Seoul • Placed eighth at the 2010 ITU World Championship Series opener in Sydney • Winner of the 2010 St. Anthony’s Triathlon and the Miami International Triathlon on • Also took first in the first USA Triathlon Elite Development Race in March in Clermont, Fla.
2009: Named USA Triathlon’s 2009 Elite Triathlete of the Year • Finished as the top American and was sixth overall in the 2009 ITU World Championship rankings • Registered top-10 finishes in all six ITU events entered in 2009 • Placed fourth at the ITU World Championship Grand Final in Gold Coast, Australia, and at the Washington, D.C., ITU event • 2009 Race to the Toyota Cup Series champion • Winner of the 2009 Chicago Triathlon and the Lifetime Fitness Triathlon
2008: Ranked 15th and third among Americans in the 2008 ITU World Cup rankings • Placed 11th at the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games • Silver medalist at the 2008 ITU World Championships in Vancouver • Also took second at the 2008 USAT Elite National Championships in Portland, Ore.
2007 and earlier: 2007 Pan Am Games silver medalist • 2007 Dallas U.S. Open champion • Earned two World Cup podium finishes in 2007 (second at Vancouver, third at Cancun) • Also had two World Cup fourth-place finishes in 2007 • Finished 2007 ranked No. 8 in the world • 2006 USAT Elite national champion • 2006 Haul to the Great Wall Series champion • Finished the 2006 and 2007 season as second-ranked American • Finished the 2005 season fourth ranked American • 2004 under-23 national champion
Amateur Triathlon Career: Began triathlons the summer of 2003 after graduating college and won many local triathlons in the St. Louis area before turning pro in 2004
Athletic Background: Swam on Parkway Swim Club from ages 9-18 • Junior National Qualifier in the 1,650 and 1,000 freestyle, 200 butterfly and 400 individual medley • High school state cross country champion in 1997 • High school state swimming champion in 1999 • All-conference selection in track and cross country 2000-03
Parents are Brian and Becky Haskins • Brothers are Ben and Michael and sister is Megan • Husband is Nate Kortuem • Daugher Caroline was born in July 2013 • Graduated from University of Tulsa with a degree in elementary education and minor in math with a 3.89 GPA • Graduated from Parkway South High School with a 4.0 GPA in 1999 • Enjoys teaching and coaching • Coached the Big Bend Woods summer league swim team for four summers (2000-2003) • Taught health education at Hanna Woods Elementary School from 2003-04 • Favorite post-race meal is a burger and ice cream • Watched the triathlon event in the 2000 Olympic Games and decided she wanted to give it a try upon college graduation • Favorite hobbies are reading, swimming or visiting the park with her daughter, watching TV series on Netflix and hanging out with family • Proudest moment is returning to triathlon with a win after the birth of her daughter