Full Name: Sarah Haskins
Hometown: St. Louis, Mo.
Resides: Colorado Springs, Colo.
College: University of Tulsa
Birthdate: March 13, 1981
Birth Place: St. Louis, Mo.
First Year Elite: 2004
2010 ITU Rank: 14
2010 USAT Rank: 2
USAT National Team Member
2009 USAT 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
2008 ITU World Championship Silver Medalist
2007 Pan Am Games Silver Medalist
2006 USAT Elite National Champion
2006 Haul to the Great Wall Elite Series Champion
2004 USAT Under-23 National Champion
2011 Highlights: Member of the USA Triathlon National Team • Placed third at the Hy-Vee 5150 women’s Elite Cup race on Sept. 4 with a time of 1:59:29 • Won the women's race at the Life Time Fitness Chicago Triathlon with a time of 2 hours, 5 minutes, 5 seconds on Aug. 28 • Won the Life Time Fitness Triathlon in Minneapolis on July 9 for the third straight year • Finished 15th in her 2011 ITU World Championship Series debut June 19 in Kitzbühel • Named the USOC’s female Athlete of the Month for May after earning three victories in three starts • Winner of the May 30 Capitol of Texas Triathlon • Earned her first career ITU World Cup victory in Monterrey, Mexico, on May 8 • Pulled away midway through the bike and held on for the victory • Won the Miami International Triathlon on March 20 and the St. Anthony’s Triathlon on May 1 • Won the inaugural USA Triathlon Elite Sprint National Championship and tooksecond overall at the opening event of the USA Triathlon Elite Race Series on March 5 in Clermont, Fla.
Elite Triathlon Career: 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. • 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 • 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 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.
Personal: Sarah Haskins • Born March 13, 1981, in St. Louis • Parents are Brian and Becky Haskins • Brothers are Ben and Michael and sister is Megan • Husband is Nate Kortuem • 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 foods are pasta, ice cream and chocolate • Watched the triathlon event in the 2000 Olympics and decided she wanted to give it a try upon college graduation.