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The search for future Olympians

With only one medal in three Olympics, U.S. eyes potential in junior triathletes

Updated: November 9, 2012, 9:58 AM ET
By Erin Beresini | Competitor.com

It's just before 8 a.m. on a sunny May day in California's San Fernando Valley. Parents in Kona T-shirts watch their teenagers set up gear in a parking lot arranged to resemble an ITU transition area, complete with baskets for each kid's belongings. Among the 35 bikes on the racks are some serious rigs -- a Cervélo S2, a BMC SR02, a Fondriest TF2 -- and one '90s-era Fuji beast. A woman who's likely a racer's mom runs around in spandex trying to squeeze in a brick workout before the start ...

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