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10 green athletes going for gold in London

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Elite environmentalists

Olympic athletes maintain demanding training schedules that make the rest of us look like couch potatoes. And in their limited spare time, some of these uber-athletes fight for the environment. The London Olympics will be greener than ever — and these athletes share that enthusiasm for all things eco-friendly. From recycling to seasonal eating to planting trees, here are 10 green-leaning Team USA Olympic athletes who are hoping to bring home the gold. (Text: Katherine Butler)