Alumni News

Deerfield Alumna Goes for Gold

Newman, Anna – August 1, 2012

When the Olympic triathletes line up to start their 1,500m swim, 40km bike ride, and 10km run this Saturday, August 4, Deerfield alumna Sarah Groff ’99 will be among them. Ms. Groff, who finished the 2011 season ranked third overall in the World Championship series, qualified for the Games last August and has spent the last year training in Switzerland and Australia. Since triathlon made its Olympic debut at the 2000 Sydney Games, the US has only won a bronze medal, and Ms. Groff hopes to change that when she competes this weekend.

The women’s triathlon will be aired on the NBC Sports Network and streaming live on Saturday, August 4, at 4:00 a.m. Read more about Sarah Groff and her Olympic hopes.