Greg Bennett (triathlete)

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Greg Bennett
Personal information
Born (1972-01-02) 2 January 1972 (age 43)
Sydney, New South Wales[1]
Residence Boulder, Colorado, USA
Noosa, Queensland, AUS
Height 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)[1]
Weight 69 kg (152 lb)[1]
Sport
Country Australia
Turned pro 1994
Coached by self-coached
Now coaching Laura Bennett

Greg Bennett (born 2 January 1972, in Sydney, New South Wales) is an athlete from Australia. He has been competing in triathlon from the age of 15.[1]

Bennett has won six World Cup titles, as well as being ranked world number one triathlete in 2002 and 2003. Bennett competed at the second Olympic triathlon at the 2004 Summer Olympics. He placed fourth with a total time of 1:51:41.58.[2]

Bennett won the world's richest ever Triathlon prize purse in 2007 by winning all 5 of the Life Time Fitness Grand Slam series events, which included the LTF Minneapolis Triathlon, Nautica New York Triathlon, Accenture Chicago Triathlon, Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles and the Toyota USA Open Dallas Triathlon.

Bennett won the Life Time series for three consecutive years 2006, 2007 and 2008. In the process Greg won eleven of fifteen starts, he was second in one and third in the remaining three. Most recently Bennett placed second in the 2009 Life Time Fitness series even after being hit by a car in August 2009 at the completion of a training ride in his home town of Boulder, CO.[3]

Greg Bennett is married to US Olympic Triathlete Laura Bennett and is also her coach. Laura Bennett raced the 2008 Beijing Olympics and like Greg finished in 4th place.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "profile at Dextro Energy Triathlon ITU World Championship Series". wcs.triathlon.org. Retrieved 12 September 2011. 
  2. ^ "Greg Bennett Biography and Olympic Results". sports-reference.com. Retrieved 12 September 2011. 
  3. ^ Carlson, Timothy (2 August 2009). "Greg Bennett 'lucky' in crash". slowtwitch.com. Retrieved 12 September 2011. 
  4. ^ "2008 Summer Olympics - Beijing, China - Results Triathlon - Women's - Individual". sportsillustrated.cnn.com. Retrieved 12 September 2011. 

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