Sarah Groff ’04 finishes 4th at London Olympics

Midd grad Sarah Groff ’04 finished just short of a medal in the women’s triathlon on Saturday at the 2012 Olympics in London. Groff finished in exactly 2 hours, just 10 seconds after Australia’s Erin Densham who captured the bronze. After the grueling two-hour endurance test of swimming, cycling, and running, the gold went to Nicola Spirig of Switzerland in a photo finish after Sweden’s Lisa Norden came up just millimeters short in the sprint portion of the race.

Sarah Groff ’04, center, congratulates Swedish silver medalist Lisa Norden and gold medalist Nicola Spirig of Switzerland after Saturday’s race at Hyde Park. (Barbara Walton / EPA / August 4, 2012)

Groff is originally from Cooperstown, NY and currently resides in Hanover, NH. While at Middlebury, she was a member of the swim team and competed in middle distance and distance freestyle events. Groff was named to the All-NESCAC and All-American teams for her successes and still holds many of the team’s all-time top times. She majored in Conservation Biology and Studio Art.


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