Name: Katie Zaferes
Sport: Triathlon
Height: 5'8"
Birthdate: June 9, 1989
Birthplace: Baltimore, Md.
Hometown: Hampstead, Md.
Current Residence: Santa Cruz, Calif.
High School: North Carroll High School
College: Syracuse University '12, Physical Education

Career Highlights
2017 ITU World Triathlon Series overall bronze medalist
2017 ITU World Triathlon Grand Final silver medalist
2017 ITU World Triathlon Edmonton bronze medalist
2017 ITU Triathlon Mixed Relay World Championships silver medalist
2017 ITU World Triathlon Yokohama silver medalist
2017 New Plymouth ITU Triathlon World Cup Champion
2016 ITU World Triathlon Edmonton bronze medalist
2016 Olympic Games, 18th
2016 ITU World Triathlon Hamburg Champion
2015 ITU World Triathlon Stockholm silver medalist
2015 ITU World Triathlon London silver medalist
2015 ITU World Triathlon Cape Town silver medalist
2015 ITU World Triathlon Gold Coast bronze medalist
2015 ITU World Triathlon Auckland silver medalist
2015 ITU World Triathlon Abu Dhabi silver medalist
2014 New Plymouth ITU Triathlon World Cup Champion
2014 Mooloolaba ITU Triathlon World Cup silver medalist
2013 USA Triathlon Elite Rookie of the Year
2013 USA Triathlon Super Sprint Series - Fearless Pro Champion
2013 Tiszaujvaros ITU Triathlon World Cup Champion
2013 Palamos ITU Triathlon World Cup Champion

Elite Triathlon Career

2017: Placed second at the Island House Triathlon, a multi-stage race in the Bahamas from Nov. 17-18 • Won a silver medal at the ITU World Triathlon Grand Final in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, on Sept. 14, clinching the overall 2017 ITU World Triathlon Series bronze medal • Finished ninth at ITU World Triathlon Montreal on Aug. 5 • Earned a bronze at ITU World Triathlon Edmonton on July 28 • Was part of the silver-medal-winning team at the Hamburg ITU Triathlon Mixed Relay World Championships on July 16 with teammates Ben Kanute, Kirsten Kasper and Matt McElroy • Took fourth at ITU World Triathlon Hamburg on July 15 • Won a silver medal at ITU World Triathlon Yokohama on May 13 • Placed fourth at ITU World Triathlon Gold Coast on April 8 • Took the win at the first World Cup of the season in New Plymouth, New Zealand, on April 2 • Recorded a seventh-place finish at ITU World Triathlon Abu Dhabi on March 3

2016: Placed 13th at the ITU World Triathlon Grand Final in Cozumel, Mexico, on Sept. 11 • Won a bronze medal at ITU World Triathlon Edmonton on Sept. 3 • Was named to the U.S. Olympic Team for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, placing 18th in the women's triathlon on Aug. 18 • Claimed her first career WTS victory on June 16 at ITU World Triathlon Hamburg • Finished 10th at World Triathlon Stockholm on July 2 • Posted back-to-back sixth place efforts, first at ITU World Triathlon Gold Coast on April 9 and then again at ITU World Triathlon Yokohama on May 14 

2015: Finished on the podium in six of eight WTS starts she made • Silver medalist at ITU World Triathlon Stockholm • Sixth at the Rio de Janeiro ITU Olympic World Qualification Event • Second at WTS London as part of the second U.S. podium sweep of the season • Picked up the silver medal at WTS Cape Town on April 11 to move to No. 1 in the Columbia Threadneedle ITU World Triathlon Series Rankings • Third at WTS Gold Coast to help the U.S. secure its first WTS podium sweep and only the second in the history of the series • Finished second at WTS Auckland • Started her season with a second-place finish at ITU World Triathlon Abu Dhabi on March 6 with one of the top-five fastest run splits

2014: Started the season with a win at the New Plymouth ITU World Cup and was second at Mooloolaba ITU World Cup • Finished ninth in the ITU World Triathlon Grand Final Edmonton • Posted her best finish in the ITU World Triathlon Series to date in the sprint-distance ITU World Triathlon Stockholm • Won the Kelowna PATCO Sprint Triathlon Premium Pan American Cup after a nearly three month break due to injury • Was the third American and 13th overall at ITU World Triathlon London

2013:
Logged a number of top ten finishes including wins at the Tiszaujvaros ITU World Cup and Palamos ITU World Cup • Her season was highlighted by being named USA Triathlon's Elite Rookie of the Year award • Topped the podium at the season finale of the 2013 USA Triathlon Super Sprint Series, held in San Diego as the Fearless Pro Super Sprint Triathlon • Also grabbed wins at the Rev3 Maine and San Diego Super Sprint and top ten finishes at the ITU Pan American Cups in Sarasota and Clermont

Personal

Parents are Bill and Mary Lynn Hursey • Married fellow elite triathlete Tommy Zaferes on Jan. 17, 2015 • Holds Syracuse school records in the outdoor 3,000m steeplechase (10:08.44) and indoor 5,000m (16:40.95) • Lettered in track and field, cross country, lacrosse, soccer and swimming at North Carroll (Hampstead, Md.) High School