Another local athlete is heading to Rio De Janeiro. Sarah Geoff True, the Cooperstown graduate, has made the US Olympic team and is going for the gold. 

As a more experienced professional athlete this year, she feels very confident about competing in the triathlon consisting of a 1500 meter swim, a 40K bike race and wrapping it up with a 10K run.

True and her husband Ben, also a professional athlete, were hoping to represent the USA together in Rio but he came in fifth in the 5000-meter finals at the US track and field trials.

True tells WKTV that she hopes the community will rally around her and show their support as she goes for the gold in Rio with the 2016 Olympics.

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