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Lauren Brandon

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84
World Rank
14
National
3
Swim
59
Bike
157
Run
United States
Weight
60kg
Height
1.72m
Age
39
Born
1985
Swim
Deboer
Bike
Ventum
 
Biography

Lauren Brandon

Lauren Brandon found her passion for triathlon at a late stage, but has managed to more than make up for any lost time by winning a host of accolades since taking to the sport in 2010.

Brandon, a former NCAA All-American swimmer from the University of Nebraska, began her triathlon journey racing over the Olympic distance initially, before changing to longer races in 2015.

She made the move to full IRONMAN races in 2016 and despite failing to finish on her first attempt, she ended her season with an impressive second place at Cozumel.

Since then, she has added multiple 70.3 podiums to her resume as well as obtaining her first win in Ecuador in 2018. Her first IRONMAN success at Boulder in 2019 also coincided with a stunning course record, stopping the clock at 9:09:09 hours.

Lauren’s strong swim/bike combo is regarded as one of the best in the business and she is excited to continue her quest to become one of the best long-distance triathletes in the world. Her husband, Barrett Brandon is also a professional triathlete and helped her make the transition to the longer distance races.

Despite all of her success though, Lauren admits she is scared of heights and has previously had panic attacks going up climbs on the bike, forcing her to turn around.

Burger and fries would be considered a cheat meal for Lauren and she can’t live without coffee, whilst also having a strange quirk when it comes to eating M&Ms.

She says: “I have to eat treats in even numbers and chew the same colour on each side. So for example, one yellow M&M on my right side and then one yellow M&M on the left side.”

As for any advice to give out to up-and-coming triathletes meanwhile (outside of candy strategy), it would be “to not forget to have fun. I always race better when I'm having fun”.

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Current PTO World Ranking Points
84
PTO US Open 2023
68.04
Ironman Florida 2023
Bonus +5%
67.46
Ironman 70.3 Michigan 2023
62.56
Sum / 3
66.02
Ranking History
#1#68#135#202#269201520162017201820192020202120222023*20242015Overall58.88 pts#97Swim107.35 pts#1Bike78.25 pts#68Run27.74 pts#2652016Overall71.10 pts#61Swim107.35 pts#1Bike86.34 pts#39Run39.24 pts#2302017Overall72.97 pts#62Swim108.09 pts#2Bike93.48 pts#31Run45.39 pts#1972018Overall75.50 pts#62Swim115.81 pts#1Bike95.82 pts#27Run49.07 pts#1812019Overall82.12 pts#45Swim115.81 pts#1Bike99.74 pts#21Run46.05 pts#1742020Overall74.30 pts#49Swim104.78 pts#3Bike97.09 pts#22Run32.84 pts#1962021Overall56.15 pts#69Swim117.07 pts#2Bike80.89 pts#46Run35.96 pts#1632022Overall57.81 pts#90Swim122.64 pts#1Bike70.43 pts#89Run42.77 pts#1762023Overall72.65 pts#55Swim99.87 pts#2Bike77.00 pts#45Run58.67 pts#1042024Overall66.02 pts#84Swim97.11 pts#3Bike74.01 pts#59Run47.83 pts#157

* New PTO World Ranking System implemented.

Results

64 Races2
1
7
2
5
3

2024

Points: NaN
Date#TierRaceSwimBikeRunOverallSOFPts
27 Apr
17
GoldIronman Texas51:464:58:543:43:049:39:14
49.25
83.32
49.25
Swim51:46
Bike4:58:54
Run3:43:04

2023

Points: NaN
Date#TierRaceSwimBikeRunOverallSOFPts
04 Nov
6
SilverIronman Florida53:324:35:443:17:128:52:20
64.25
81.31
64.25
Swim53:32
Bike4:35:44
Run3:17:12
14 Oct
40
DiamondIronman Hawaii51:094:55:253:58:119:50:28
47.74
93.35
47.74
Swim51:09
Bike4:55:25
Run3:58:11
17 Sep
5
SilverIronman 70.3 Michigan24:202:19:031:30:024:16:49
62.56
73.99
62.56
Swim24:20
Bike2:19:03
Run1:30:02
05 Aug
22
DiamondPTO US Open27:172:00:531:22:373:53:45
68.04
90.77
68.04
Swim27:17
Bike2:00:53
Run1:22:37
02 Jul
DNF
GoldIronman Frankfurt52:185:07:32--:----:--
0
78.36
-
Swim52:18
Bike5:07:32
Run--:--
10 Jun
8
SilverIronman 70.3 Boulder24:472:15:341:34:334:18:19
53.7
74.94
53.70
Swim24:47
Bike2:15:34
Run1:34:33
06 May
11
GoldIronman 70.3 St. George24:432:27:501:32:214:28:37
64.07
78.33
64.07
Swim24:43
Bike2:27:50
Run1:32:21
22 Apr
4
GoldIronman Texas51:134:40:493:14:218:53:06
76.09
76.98
76.09
Swim51:13
Bike4:40:49
Run3:14:21
26 Mar
2
SilverIronman 70.3 Davao27:292:16:271:34:454:22:49
70.01
65.45
70.01
Swim27:29
Bike2:16:27
Run1:34:45

2022

Points: NaN
Date#TierRaceSwimBikeRunOverallSOFPts
20 Nov
10
SilverIronman Arizona51:074:58:583:39:529:36:11
46.25
73.37
46.25
Swim51:07
Bike4:58:58
Run3:39:52
06 Oct
DNF
DiamondIronman Hawaii--:----:----:----:--
87.07
-
Swim--:--
Bike--:--
Run--:--
06 Aug
9
SilverIronman 70.3 Boulder25:512:17:451:40:444:27:33
52.16
70.5
52.16
Swim25:51
Bike2:17:45
Run1:40:44
23 Jul
27
DiamondPTO Canadian Open27:372:02:271:20:113:52:22
60.56
82.8
60.56
Swim27:37
Bike2:02:27
Run1:20:11
23 Apr
2
SilverIronman Texas50:314:55:183:19:309:10:42
69.16
58.96
69.16
Swim50:31
Bike4:55:18
Run3:19:30
02 Apr
14
SilverIronman 70.3 Oceanside23:242:33:151:30:074:32:30
41.71
79.68
41.71
Swim23:24
Bike2:33:15
Run1:30:07

2021

Points: NaN
Date#RaceSwimBikeRunOverallAITPts
21 Nov
DNF
Ironman South Africa23:335:10:07--:----:--
08:29:50
-
Swim23:33
Bike5:10:07
Run--:--
29 Aug
3
Ironman Hamburg47:454:44:413:20:359:00:49
77.7063
08:43:19
77.71
Swim47:45
Bike4:44:41
Run3:20:35
25 Jul
9
Ironman Lake Placid47:295:17:513:51:4410:04:55
32.8562
09:09:34
32.86
Swim47:29
Bike5:17:51
Run3:51:44
27 Jun
DNF
Ironman Coeur d'Alene--:----:----:----:--
08:56:41
-
Swim--:--
Bike--:--
Run--:--
11 Apr
DNF
Ironman 70.3 Texas--:----:----:----:--
04:07:46
-
Swim--:--
Bike--:--
Run--:--

2020

Points: NaN
Date#RaceSwimBikeRunOverallAITPts
06 Dec
27
Challenge Daytona24:221:55:311:18:483:41:16
57.8762
03:28:07
57.88
Swim24:22
Bike1:55:31
Run1:18:48

2019

Points: NaN
Date#RaceSwimBikeRunOverallAITPts
24 Nov
5
Ironman Arizona49:584:51:383:39:099:27:27
53.2072
08:50:14
53.21
Swim49:58
Bike4:51:38
Run3:39:09
12 Oct
31
Ironman Hawaii49:085:11:204:10:1310:16:10
8.44767
09:01:46
8.45
Swim49:08
Bike5:11:20
Run4:10:13
08 Sep
9
Ironman 70.3 Santa Cruz23:252:27:211:49:184:45:54
0.127354
04:08:39
0.13
Swim23:25
Bike2:27:21
Run1:49:18
09 Jun
1
Ironman Boulder48:434:38:063:36:339:09:09
83.6868
08:56:02
83.69
Swim48:43
Bike4:38:06
Run3:36:33
11 May
2
Ironman 70.3 Gulf Coast26:312:17:091:39:354:26:28
57.8845
04:10:38
57.88
Swim26:31
Bike2:17:09
Run1:39:35
07 Apr
4
Ironman South Africa25:285:05:413:17:548:53:35
76.8592
08:35:41
76.86
Swim25:28
Bike5:05:41
Run3:17:54
17 Mar
3
Ironman 70.3 Campeche26:372:19:341:37:574:27:17
62.3628
04:13:00
62.36
Swim26:37
Bike2:19:34
Run1:37:57

2018

Points: NaN
Date#RaceSwimBikeRunOverallAITPts
28 Oct
10
Ironman 70.3 Waco--:--2:19:111:40:124:01:32
0
-
-
Swim--:--
Bike2:19:11
Run1:40:12
13 Oct
DNF
Ironman Hawaii--:----:----:----:--
08:47:39
-
Swim--:--
Bike--:--
Run--:--
19 Aug
2
Ironman Mont Tremblant50:415:01:453:20:449:18:02
85.8269
09:06:25
85.83
Swim50:41
Bike5:01:45
Run3:20:44
05 Aug
5
Ironman 70.3 Philippines24:392:20:421:41:594:32:20
48.8193
04:12:55
48.82
Swim24:39
Bike2:20:42
Run1:41:59
08 Jul
1
Ironman 70.3 Ecuador24:042:25:051:30:264:22:52
67.7391
04:10:44
67.74
Swim24:04
Bike2:25:05
Run1:30:26
10 Jun
7
Ironman Cairns48:394:57:383:30:219:20:28
61.655
08:49:59
61.66
Swim48:39
Bike4:57:38
Run3:30:21
28 Apr
13
Ironman Texas48:194:38:153:48:209:20:16
38.8349
08:33:11
38.83
Swim48:19
Bike4:38:15
Run3:48:20
18 Mar
2
Ironman 70.3 Campeche24:022:27:011:33:094:26:48
66.0364
04:13:52
66.04
Swim24:02
Bike2:27:01
Run1:33:09

2017

Points: NaN
Date#RaceSwimBikeRunOverallAITPts
26 Nov
7
Ironman 70.3 Western Sydney24:432:19:261:36:554:23:30
46.5246
04:03:56
46.52
Swim24:43
Bike2:19:26
Run1:36:55
12 Nov
11
Ironman 70.3 Los Cabos--:----:----:--4:52:38
0
04:10:40
-
Swim--:--
Bike--:--
Run--:--
14 Oct
26
Ironman Hawaii48:534:58:534:03:269:56:03
46.3428
09:11:39
46.34
Swim48:53
Bike4:58:53
Run4:03:26
09 Sep
28
Ironman 70.3 World Championship25:232:36:271:45:074:50:31
19.2608
04:19:08
19.26
Swim25:23
Bike2:36:27
Run1:45:07
20 Aug
4
Ironman Mont Tremblant49:345:02:123:30:059:27:27
66.3921
09:00:13
66.39
Swim49:34
Bike5:02:12
Run3:30:05
04 Jun
4
Ironman 70.3 Raleigh24:462:25:211:37:404:30:56
48.6772
04:11:34
48.68
Swim24:46
Bike2:25:21
Run1:37:40
14 May
8
Ironman 70.3 Monterrey24:282:17:011:35:474:20:11
55.0541
04:03:45
55.05
Swim24:28
Bike2:17:01
Run1:35:47
22 Apr
6
Ironman Texas48:524:53:033:19:259:06:25
72.9364
08:45:06
72.94
Swim48:52
Bike4:53:03
Run3:19:25
02 Apr
3
Ironman 70.3 Texas25:312:20:361:31:254:20:28
65.1674
04:07:32
65.17
Swim25:31
Bike2:20:36
Run1:31:25

2016

Points: NaN
Date#RaceSwimBikeRunOverallAITPts
27 Nov
2
Ironman Cozumel45:434:58:523:23:539:12:43
76.1592
08:53:38
76.16
Swim45:43
Bike4:58:52
Run3:23:53
02 Oct
2
Ironman 70.3 Cozumel19:502:20:381:36:434:20:51
65.975
04:08:11
65.97
Swim19:50
Bike2:20:38
Run1:36:43
04 Sep
15
Ironman 70.3 World Championship22:542:23:181:31:564:23:13
69.8193
04:11:49
69.82
Swim22:54
Bike2:23:18
Run1:31:56
10 Jul
3
Ironman 70.3 Vineman24:222:22:031:33:244:22:57
67.3316
04:10:40
67.33
Swim24:22
Bike2:22:03
Run1:33:24
26 Jun
5
Ironman 70.3 Mont Tremblant23:422:26:121:38:164:32:24
47.6011
04:12:33
47.60
Swim23:42
Bike2:26:12
Run1:38:16
14 May
12
Ironman Texas48:324:02:163:56:388:52:48
0
-
-
Swim48:32
Bike4:02:16
Run3:56:38
05 Mar
DNF
Ironman New Zealand--:----:----:----:--
08:57:51
-
Swim--:--
Bike--:--
Run--:--
31 Jan
6
Ironman 70.3 Panama21:442:13:551:34:544:15:03
58.3912
04:00:04
58.39
Swim21:44
Bike2:13:55
Run1:34:54
10 Jan
4
Ironman 70.3 Pucon25:252:30:401:40:464:44:20
38.2139
04:20:13
38.21
Swim25:25
Bike2:30:40
Run1:40:46

2015

Points: NaN
Date#RaceSwimBikeRunOverallAITPts
04 Oct
4
Ironman 70.3 Silverman26:032:35:301:37:224:42:18
58.3046
04:25:41
58.30
Swim26:03
Bike2:35:30
Run1:37:22
30 Aug
DNF
Ironman 70.3 World Championship--:----:----:----:--
04:17:55
-
Swim--:--
Bike--:--
Run--:--
26 Jul
3
Ironman 70.3 Calgary24:512:18:231:40:334:27:06
48.1247
04:07:49
48.12
Swim24:51
Bike2:18:23
Run1:40:33
12 Jul
6
Ironman 70.3 Vineman23:032:23:131:37:324:27:54
45.2448
04:07:34
45.24
Swim23:03
Bike2:23:13
Run1:37:32
14 Jun
4
Ironman 70.3 Eagleman26:022:20:251:45:294:34:00
40.3579
04:11:30
40.36
Swim26:02
Bike2:20:25
Run1:45:29
31 May
14
Ironman 70.3 Raleigh25:462:23:021:47:044:38:32
27.3121
04:11:09
27.31
Swim25:46
Bike2:23:02
Run1:47:04
26 Apr
7
Ironman 70.3 Texas25:012:21:111:32:334:21:28
60.906
04:06:59
60.91
Swim25:01
Bike2:21:11
Run1:32:33
15 Mar
11
Ironman 70.3 Monterrey23:412:16:361:51:374:35:05
2.28088
03:59:55
2.28
Swim23:41
Bike2:16:36
Run1:51:37
27 Feb
10
Challenge Dubai23:192:25:531:34:544:27:39
57.4252
04:11:35
57.43
Swim23:19
Bike2:25:53
Run1:34:54

Ranking per Season

Overall

Year
Points
Pos
2024
66
84
2023
72
55
2022
57
90
2021
56
69
2020
74
49
2019
82
45
2018
75
62
2017
72
62
2016
71
61
2015
58
97

Swim

Year
Points
Pos
2024
97
3
2023
99
2
2022
122
1
2021
117
2
2020
104
3
2019
115
1
2018
115
1
2017
108
2
2016
107
1
2015
107
1

Bike

Year
Points
Pos
2024
74
59
2023
77
45
2022
70
89
2021
80
46
2020
97
22
2019
99
21
2018
95
27
2017
93
31
2016
86
39
2015
78
68

Run

Year
Points
Pos
2024
47
157
2023
58
104
2022
42
176
2021
35
163
2020
32
196
2019
46
174
2018
49
181
2017
45
197
2016
39
230
2015
27
265
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