Greg Bennett (triathlete)

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Greg Bennett
2007 Dallas Win Lifetime Triathlon US Open Series.jpg
2007 Dallas Win in the Lifetime Triathlon US Open Series Final
Personal information
Nickname(s) GB
Born (1972-01-02) 2 January 1972 (age 45)
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
Team Bennett Endurance
Turned pro 1990

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. 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. Laura Bennett raced the 2008 Beijing Olympics and like Greg finished in 4th place.[4]

Results[edit]

World Triathlon Series Champion 2002 and 2003
Ironman 5150 Triathlon World Champion, 2011
Three time Australian National Champion 1998, 1999, 2000 (long course)
Three time USA Grand Slam Series Champion 2006, 2007, 2008
Triathlete Of The Year 2003 and 2007
Awarded the International Triathlon Union Presidents Cup in 2002

Undefeated Gram Slam Series Champion in 2007

  • Minneapolis
  • New York
  • Chicago
  • Los Angeles
  • Dallas


Over 100 International wins including:

Major USA Titles

  • Four time Los Angeles Triathlon 2000, 2006, 2007, 2008
  • Four time New York Triathlon 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009
  • Two Time Chicago 2007, 2014
  • Two time Dallas 2007, 2008


Six time World Cup Champion

  • Monaco 1997
  • Sydney, Australia 1999
  • Cancun, Mexico 2001
  • Hamburg, Germany 2002
  • Gamagori, Japan 2002
  • Ishigaki, Japan 2003


Six Ironman 70.3 from 12 starts

  • Augusta USA 2009
  • Hawaii USA 2012
  • Vineman USA 2012
  • Muncie, Indiana 2012
  • Raleigh, North Carolina 2013
  • Buffalo Springs Texas USA 2013


Represented Australia at Triathlon World Championships 1994 - 2010

  • Wellington, NZ 1994
  • Cancun, Mexico 1995
  • Cleveland, US 1996
  • Perth, Australia 1997
  • Lausanne Switzerland 1998
  • Montreal Canada 1999
  • Perth, AU 2000
  • Cancun Mexico 2002
  • Queenstown NZ 2003
  • Madera, Portugal 2004
  • Gamagori, Japan 2005
  • Lausanne Switzerland 2006
  • Vancouver Canada 2008
  • Budapest Hungary 2010


Represented Australia at Duathlon World Championships – 1999 - 2005

  • North Carolina USA, 1999
  • Georgia USA, 2002
  • Newcastle Australia, 2005


Represented Australia at Olympic Games

  • Athens Greece 2004
  • Reserve
  • Sydney Australia 2000
  • Beijing China 2008


Represented Australia at Goodwill Games

  • New York USA 1997
  • Brisbane Australia 2001

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. Archived from the original on 25 October 2012. 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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