Katie Zaferes Wins Bronze in Triathlon

The Syracuse alum medaled in the Tokyo Olympics.
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Syracuse alum Katie Zaferes (2012) became just the third U.S. woman to medal in the triathlon at the Olympics. Zaferes came in third to win the bronze medal. The triathlon is an endurance sport that includes swimming, cycling and running various distances. Flora Duffy of Bermuda won the gold while Georgia Taylor-Brown of Great Britain earned the silver. 

More from a Syracuse Athletics press release: 

"She was in medal contention wire-to-wire, leaving the swim in a lead pack of six and was one-of-four in the lead group after the bike.

Syracuse has now had an alum medal in five-straight Olympics, with five other alums still in competition over the next two weeks. Her bronze is the 26th medal by an Orange athlete at the Olympics all-time.

At Syracuse, she was the Orange's first USTFCCCA Northeast Region performer of the Year, earning the honor in cross country in 2009. She won the NCAA Northeast Regional that season and leading the Orange to the team title, the first in program history, and the Orange women's second-ever trip to the NCAA Cross Country Championships. She then went on to be an All-American in the 3000-meter steeplechase for 'Cuse as well.

Zaferes is one-of-two Orange track alums competing in Tokyo, and one-of-six Orange alums representing their country at the Olympics in total. Justyn Knight (Canada/track), Jerami Grant (USA/basketball), Jenna Caira (Canada/softball), Kayla Alexander (Canada/basketball) and Hattie Taylor (Great Britain/rowing) are the others."