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Lauren Smith

Lauren Smith
@font-face { font-family: "Cambria"; }p.MsoNormal, li.MsoNormal, div.MsoNormal { margin: 0in 0in 0.0001pt; font-size: 12pt; font-family: "Times New Roman"; }div.Section1 { page: Section1; } <p><b>Residence:</b> Windermere, Florida </p> <p><b>Career Highlights:</b> 1995---11th place overall ironman world championships.<br /> 1995and 1997--- overall winner and course record holder buffalo springs lake 70.3<br /> 2008,2009,2010---70.3 world age group champion</p> <p><b>Personal Bio:</b> I am 49 years old. Been in the sport since 1993. Raced as a professional from 1995-1998 and again from 2000-2003. Was a swimmer through first semester of college. Have two beautiful daughters( ages:23 and 7), and a great, supportive husband, Cody. I work part-time as an occupational therapist to children with sensory processing disorders. I also do some coaching.</p> <p><b>5 things we should know about you:</b> I'm passionate about what I do and put everything I can into my racing, daughters, husband, work and athletes.</p> <p><b>How did you first get into triathlons?</b></p> <p>After my competitive swimming days, I took up road running. Placed well at local races and when I hit a plateau, upon insistence of friends, took up tris. </p> <p><b>What was the first race you ever participated in and what place did you finish?</b></p> <p>My first race was the ToM laundry sprint triathlon in Dallas, Texas in 1993. I finished third overall.</p> <p><b>What is your favorite race?</b></p> <p>Kona, wildflower, buffalo springs, and Clearwater.</p> <p><b>What is your favorite workout?</b></p> <p>Like them all...especially the long rides and runs</p> <p><b>What are your favorite Zoot products and why?</b></p> <p>All the shoes and wetsuits and clothing....they all feel so good and make me go fast!!!!</p> <p><b>What is your proudest accomplishment?</b></p> <p>Three time world 70.3 champion three years in a row and 11th overall in kona first time at ironman distance.</p> <p><b>What motivates you?</b></p> <p>Feels good and sense of accomplishment...</p> <p><b>What is your pre-race meal?</b></p> <p>Lol.... Cookies and cream pop tarts....</p> <p><b>What is your pre-race ritual?</b></p> <p>15 minute run with strides...</p> <p><b>What are your goals for the 2011 season?</b></p> <p>Win vegas 70.3 in September!!!</p> <p><b>Events you are racing in this season:</b></p> <p>Ironman World Championship 70.3- Las Vegas (September 11)</p> <p>Ford Ironman Cozumel (November 27)</p> <p>San Juan 70.3 march 18, 2011<br /> Ironman Texas...may 26, 2011<br /> Buffalo springs 70.3... June 26,2011<br /> Spring fling Olympic distance....Orlando Florida...April 6,2011</p>

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