Norman’s winning time over the sprint-distance course — 750-meter swim, 20-kilometer bike and 5K run — was 1 hour, 9 minutes, 49 seconds.
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"It was a lot harder than I was expecting, but it was good. I'm very glad I didn't give up," Norman told TeamUSA.org. "I normally catch Lauren easily on the first lap of the run, and it wasn't that easy this time, so I think I was just a little bit more tired than I expected. I had to mentally keep telling myself, 'Stay in it, stay in it.'"
Norman, a Xenia Christian graduate who attends Cedarville University, won the 2016 world championship in Rotterdam and was a silver medalist in 2015 in Chicago. She won a gold medal in the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games.