Lauren Brandon
Country
World Rank
67
Weight
60kg
Height
1.72m
Age
36
DOB
04/2/85
Swim: DeboerBike: Ventum
93%Swim88%Bike61%Run78%Overall
Athletes are measured as a percentage (for each discipline and overall) based on a relative comparison to the #1 ranked athlete who's rated at 100%.
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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”.

Current PTO World Ranking Points
67
Average best 3 races 2019/2020
74.30
2020 Challenge Daytona
57.88
Average
66.09
Ranking History
#1#68#135#202#26920152016201720182019202020212015Overall176.636 pts#97Swim214.705 pts#1Bike156.491 pts#68Run55.4881 pts#2652016Overall213.31 pts#61Swim214.705 pts#1Bike172.686 pts#39Run78.4761 pts#2302017Overall218.915 pts#62Swim216.185 pts#2Bike186.969 pts#31Run90.7765 pts#1972018Overall226.502 pts#62Swim231.629 pts#1Bike191.641 pts#27Run98.1373 pts#1812019Overall246.373 pts#45Swim231.629 pts#1Bike199.471 pts#21Run92.0967 pts#1742020Overall222.909 pts#49Swim209.568 pts#3Bike194.181 pts#22Run65.6722 pts#1962021Overall66.0896 pts#67Swim101.705 pts#4Bike90.6955 pts#27Run25.8074 pts#257
Rivals
wins / races
Results
45 Races2
1
5
2
4
3
2021
Points: NaN
DatePlaceRace
Swim
Bike
Run
OverallAITPoints
11 Apr
DNF
IM 70.3 Texas
--:--
--:--
--:--
--:--
04:07:46-
2020
Points: NaN
DatePlaceRace
Swim
Bike
Run
OverallAITPoints
6 Dec
27
Challenge Daytona
24:22
1:55:31
1:18:48
3:41:16
57.8762
03:28:0757.88
2019
Points: NaN
DatePlaceRace
Swim
Bike
Run
OverallAITPoints
24 Nov
5
IM Arizona
49:58
4:51:38
3:39:09
9:27:27
53.2072
08:50:1453.21
12 Oct
31
IM Hawaii
49:08
5:11:20
4:10:13
10:16:10
8.44767
09:01:468.45
8 Sep
9
IM 70.3 Santa Cruz
23:25
2:27:21
1:49:18
4:45:54
0.127354
04:08:390.13
9 Jun
1
IM Boulder
48:43
4:38:06
3:36:33
9:09:09
83.6868
08:56:0283.69
11 May
2
IM 70.3 Gulf Coast
26:31
2:17:09
1:39:35
4:26:28
57.8845
04:10:3857.88
7 Apr
4
IM South Africa
25:28
5:05:41
3:17:54
8:53:35
76.8592
08:35:4176.86
17 Mar
3
IM 70.3 Campeche
26:37
2:19:34
1:37:57
4:27:17
62.3628
04:13:0062.36
2018
Points: NaN
DatePlaceRace
Swim
Bike
Run
OverallAITPoints
28 Oct
10
IM 70.3 Waco
--:--
2:19:11
1:40:12
4:01:32
0
--
13 Oct
DNF
IM Hawaii
--:--
--:--
--:--
--:--
08:47:39-
19 Aug
2
IM Mont Tremblant
50:41
5:01:45
3:20:44
9:18:02
85.8269
09:06:2585.83
5 Aug
5
IM 70.3 Philippines
24:39
2:20:42
1:41:59
4:32:20
48.8193
04:12:5548.82
8 Jul
1
IM 70.3 Ecuador
24:04
2:25:05
1:30:26
4:22:52
67.7391
04:10:4467.74
10 Jun
7
IM Cairns
48:39
4:57:38
3:30:21
9:20:28
61.655
08:49:5961.66
28 Apr
13
IM Texas
48:19
4:38:15
3:48:20
9:20:16
38.8349
08:33:1138.83
18 Mar
2
IM 70.3 Campeche
24:02
2:27:01
1:33:09
4:26:48
66.0364
04:13:5266.04
2017
Points: NaN
DatePlaceRace
Swim
Bike
Run
OverallAITPoints
26 Nov
7
IM 70.3 Western Sydney
24:43
2:19:26
1:36:55
4:23:30
46.5246
04:03:5646.52
12 Nov
11
IM 70.3 Los Cabos
--:--
--:--
--:--
4:52:38
0
04:10:40-
14 Oct
26
IM Hawaii
48:53
4:58:53
4:03:26
9:56:03
46.3428
09:11:3946.34
9 Sep
28
IM 70.3 World Championship
25:23
2:36:27
1:45:07
4:50:31
19.2608
04:19:0819.26
20 Aug
4
IM Mont Tremblant
49:34
5:02:12
3:30:05
9:27:27
66.3921
09:00:1366.39
11 Jun
7
Escape From Alcatraz
--:--
--:--
--:--
1:51:19
0
--
4 Jun
4
IM 70.3 Raleigh
24:46
2:25:21
1:37:40
4:30:56
48.6772
04:11:3448.68
14 May
8
IM 70.3 Monterrey
24:28
2:17:01
1:35:47
4:20:11
55.0541
04:03:4555.05
22 Apr
6
IM Texas
48:52
4:53:03
3:19:25
9:06:25
72.9364
08:45:0672.94
2 Apr
3
IM 70.3 Texas
25:31
2:20:36
1:31:25
4:20:28
65.1674
04:07:3265.17
2016
Points: NaN
DatePlaceRace
Swim
Bike
Run
OverallAITPoints
27 Nov
2
IM Cozumel
45:43
4:58:52
3:23:53
9:12:43
76.1592
08:53:3876.16
2 Oct
2
IM 70.3 Cozumel
19:50
2:20:38
1:36:43
4:20:51
65.975
04:08:1165.97
4 Sep
15
IM 70.3 World Championship
22:54
2:23:18
1:31:56
4:23:13
69.8193
04:11:4969.82
10 Jul
3
IM 70.3 Vineman
24:22
2:22:03
1:33:24
4:22:57
67.3316
04:10:4067.33
26 Jun
5
IM 70.3 Mont Tremblant
23:42
2:26:12
1:38:16
4:32:24
47.6011
04:12:3347.60
14 May
12
IM Texas
48:32
4:02:16
3:56:38
8:52:48
0
--
5 Mar
DNF
IM New Zealand
--:--
--:--
--:--
--:--
08:57:51-
31 Jan
6
IM 70.3 Panama
21:44
2:13:55
1:34:54
4:15:03
58.3912
04:00:0458.39
10 Jan
4
IM 70.3 Pucon
25:25
2:30:40
1:40:46
4:44:20
38.2139
04:20:1338.21
2015
Points: NaN
DatePlaceRace
Swim
Bike
Run
OverallAITPoints
4 Oct
4
IM 70.3 Silverman
26:03
2:35:30
1:37:22
4:42:18
58.3046
04:25:4158.30
30 Aug
DNF
IM 70.3 World Championship
--:--
--:--
--:--
--:--
04:17:55-
26 Jul
3
IM 70.3 Calgary
24:51
2:18:23
1:40:33
4:27:06
48.1247
04:07:4948.12
12 Jul
6
IM 70.3 Vineman
23:03
2:23:13
1:37:32
4:27:54
45.2448
04:07:3445.24
14 Jun
4
IM 70.3 Eagleman
26:02
2:20:25
1:45:29
4:34:00
40.3579
04:11:3040.36
31 May
14
IM 70.3 Raleigh
25:46
2:23:02
1:47:04
4:38:32
27.3121
04:11:0927.31
26 Apr
7
IM 70.3 Texas
25:01
2:21:11
1:32:33
4:21:28
60.906
04:06:5960.91
15 Mar
11
IM 70.3 Monterrey
23:41
2:16:36
1:51:37
4:35:05
2.28088
03:59:552.28
27 Feb
10
Challenge Dubai
23:19
2:25:53
1:34:54
4:27:39
57.4252
04:11:3557.43
Ranking per Season
Overall
Year
Points
Position
2021
66
67
2020
222
49
2019
246
45
2018
226
62
2017
218
62
2016
213
61
2015
176
97
Swim
Year
Points
Position
2021
101
4
2020
209
3
2019
231
1
2018
231
1
2017
216
2
2016
214
1
2015
214
1
Bike
Year
Points
Position
2021
90
27
2020
194
22
2019
199
21
2018
191
27
2017
186
31
2016
172
39
2015
156
68
Run
Year
Points
Position
2021
25
257
2020
65
196
2019
92
174
2018
98
181
2017
90
197
2016
78
230
2015
55
265
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