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Lauren Smith

Lauren Smith
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Residence: Windermere, Florida

Career Highlights: 1995---11th place overall ironman world championships.
1995and 1997--- overall winner and course record holder buffalo springs lake 70.3
2008,2009,2010---70.3 world age group champion

Personal Bio: 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.

5 things we should know about you: I'm passionate about what I do and put everything I can into my racing, daughters, husband, work and athletes.

How did you first get into triathlons?

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.

What was the first race you ever participated in and what place did you finish?

My first race was the ToM laundry sprint triathlon in Dallas, Texas in 1993. I finished third overall.

What is your favorite race?

Kona, wildflower, buffalo springs, and Clearwater.

What is your favorite workout?

Like them all...especially the long rides and runs

What are your favorite Zoot products and why?

All the shoes and wetsuits and clothing....they all feel so good and make me go fast!!!!

What is your proudest accomplishment?

Three time world 70.3 champion three years in a row and 11th overall in kona first time at ironman distance.

What motivates you?

Feels good and sense of accomplishment...

What is your pre-race meal?

Lol.... Cookies and cream pop tarts....

What is your pre-race ritual?

15 minute run with strides...

What are your goals for the 2011 season?

Win vegas 70.3 in September!!!

Events you are racing in this season:

Ironman World Championship 70.3- Las Vegas (September 11)

Ford Ironman Cozumel (November 27)

San Juan 70.3 march 18, 2011
Ironman Texas...may 26, 2011
Buffalo springs 70.3... June 26,2011
Spring fling Olympic distance....Orlando Florida...April 6,2011