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Meet Sarah True

By Sarah Wassner Flynn | Aug. 03, 2016, 5:54 a.m. (ET)

Sarah True

Hometown: Hanover, New Hampshire
Current ranking: 19
Career highlights: Two-time ITU World Triathlon Stockholm Champion (2015, 2014); three-time ITU World Championships medalist; 3rd, 2015 ITU World Triathlon London; 2nd, 2015 ITU World Triathlon Gold Coast; 2nd, 2015 USA Triathlon Elite National Championships; 4th, 2012 Olympic Games

After a fourth-place Olympic debut in London, True has had a stellar build up to the Games and is primed to podium. But as the most seasoned athlete of the team, she has acquired a pragmatic approach to Rio. “Whether or not I have a successful race, the journey to the Olympics is always worthy of celebration,” True says. “In order to get to the start line, we demand so much of not just ourselves, but also of the people around us. I’m looking forward to acknowledging the years of sacrifice from everyone around me who has been there to support my pursuit.” Among those supporters includes her husband, pro runner Ben True, who is going for his first Olympic berth in the 5,000m and 10,000m events on the track. “Going to Rio as a couple will be a major victory,” True shares. “The idea of sharing the Olympic experience with Ben has helped motivate me for the past few years.”

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