Who will be the first two triathletes to make the 2008 USA Triathlon Olympic Team?
The first female will come from this group, racing Saturday September 15th, with their current 2008 Beijing Olympic Qualifying Ranking (ranking began in June of 2006) and their 2007 World Cup Ranking in parenthesis - this is only 2007 World Cup Races:
Laura Bennett - 9th (10th)
Sarah Haskins - 10th (13th)
Julie Swail - 37th (37th)
Sara McLarty - 47th (31st)
Sara Groff - 53rd (29th)
Becky Lavelle - 54th (53rd)
The first male will come from this group, racing Sunday September 16th, with their current 2008 Beijing Olympic Qualifying Ranking (ranking began in June of 2006) and their 2007 World Cup Ranking in parenthesis - this is only 2007 World Cup Races:
Andy Potts - 6th (23rd)
Jarrod Shoemaker - 20th (35th)
Hunter Kemper - 27th (89th)
Brian Fleishmann - 47th (49th)
Matt Reed - 49th (21st)
Doug Friman - 53rd (62nd)
The first USA female and male to cross the finish line at the 2008 Beijing World Cup race will be the first two athletes to make the 2008 USA Olympic Team.
The USA entries, and all other country entrants, can be found on the entry list for the event. This event is and Olympic qualifying race for several countries and this is the final dress rehearsal before the 2008 Games for event organizers.
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