Warriner at the 2008 Summer Olympics.
Samantha Warriner (born 1 August 1971) is a triathlete who represents New Zealand in triathlons ranging from sprint distance up to the Half Ironman distance. She was born in Alton, Hampshire, England. Samantha first turned professional at the end of 2005 after competing on the international stage for 3 years whilst also teaching full-time at Whangarei Girls High School.
In 2005 Samantha had her first victory on the ITU World Circuit on 15 May 2005 when she was victorious on the Japanese Island of Ishigaki in an ITU World Cup. Sam followed this up with a win in the Hamburg ITU World Cup in Germany on 6 August 2005. In 2006 Samantha started the year by taking 2nd in the Melbourne Commonwealth Games.
Samantha has been victorious in 7 ITU World Cup events, this puts her 9th on the all time list of female ITU World Cup winners. Only three female athletes have won ITU World Cups in more continuous years than Samantha who has won at least 1 World Cup in the years 2005 through to 2008 inclusive. (Vanessa Fernades 2003–2008, Loretta Harrop 1998–2002 and Emma Snowsill 2005 - 2010) .
In 2008 Samantha won the ITU World Cup series overall. Going into the final round of the ITU World Cup Samantha was in 2nd position, and needed to finish 7th or above in the Mexican finale in Huatulco. Samantha won the final round and took the 2008 ITU World Cup Championship, she was awarded the ITU World Cup at the Madrid ITU World Congress at the beginning of December.
Warriner competed in the triathlon at the 2004 Summer Olympics. She took eighteenth place with a total time of 2:08:42.07.
In 2008 she finished 16th in the Olympic triathlon event.
Sam is sponsored by; [The New Zealand Refining Company], Asics Footwear and Apparel, Thompson's – The Nature of Health, Red 8, Avanti Bikes, Adidas Eyewear, Blue Seventy Wetsuits, Sweat7 Coaching, Powercranks.
- 1st – Ironman 70.3 Geelong (Geelong, Australia)
- Sam's Official Website
- Avanti Bikes – Sam's Bike Sponsor
- ASICS New Zealand – Sam's Footwear and Apparel Sponsor
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