Triathlete who won a bronze medal at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens.
She was working towards a successful career as an astronaut when she discovered her talent for competing in triathlons.
Her bronze medal in 2004 made her the United States' first Olympic medalist in the triathlon.
She was born in Long Beach, California.
She competed against many talented athletes at the 2004 Olympics, including Ana Burgos.