Non Stanford

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Non Stanford
Non Stanford 1.jpg
Stanford in Brasschaat, 2010
Personal information
Nationality Welsh
Born (1989-01-08) 8 January 1989 (age 28)
Swansea, Wales
Residence Leeds, England
Sport
Country Wales
Great Britain
Event(s) Triathlon
Achievements and titles
Highest world ranking 1

Non Stanford (born 8 January 1989) is a Welsh professional triathlete and the 2013 ITU Triathlon World Champion.[1]

Early life[edit]

Stanford was born in Swansea, and raised in West Wales. Her first club was Swansea Harriers.

Career[edit]

Stanford was a successful cross country runner, who started studying Sport and Exercises Sciences at the University of Birmingham. In summer 2008 she changed to swim training because of an injury, and then joined the university's triathlon club.

In the 2009 British Triathlon Super Series she came second, and in 2009/10 was awarded the 'Paul Weston Triathlon Scholarship' to concentrate on triathlon.[2] After graduating in 2010, in the same year she won the bronze medal at the Premium European Cup in Brasschaat. In the same year Stanford also took part in the prestigious French Club Championship Series Lyonnaise des Eaux and represented Montpellier Agglo Tri. Her current French Grand Prix team is the TCG 79 Parthenay team.

Relocating to the British Triathlon base at Leeds Metropolitan University, she now trains alongside Alistair and Jonathan Brownlee, and shares a rented flat with Vicky Holland. In 2012 Stanford won the ITU Triathlon U23 World Championships in Auckland, New Zealand. In 2013, she became the first woman to step up from U23 level and win the senior world title, at London's Hyde Park, with team mate Jodie Stimpson finishing second.

Non joined ECS Triathlon club in 2016.[3]

Non competed in Rio 2016 just missing out on a bronze medal to housemate Vicky Holland.[4]

ITU competitions[edit]

The following list of notable ITU results.[5] Unless indicated otherwise, the competitions are triathlons (Olympic Distance).

Date Competition Category Place Rank
2012-10-20 ITU World Triathlon Grand Final U23 Auckland 1
2012-09-01 ETU Triathlon U23 and Youth European Championships U23 Aguilas 5
2012-09-01 ETU Triathlon U23 and Youth European Championships 4xMixed Relay U23 Aguilas 3
2012-08-25 ITU World Triathlon Elite Stockholm 6
2012-08-25 ITU World Triathlon 4xMixed Relay Stockholm 1
2011-09-09 ITU World Championship Grand Final U23 Beijing 6
2010-06-27 ITU Triathlon Premium European Cup Elite Brasschaat 3
2009-08-30 ITU Triathlon Premium European Cup Elite Kędzierzyn-Koźle 11

DNF = Did not finish
DNS = Did not start

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Britain's Non Stanford wins ITU World Triathlon". bbc.co.uk. 14 September 2013. Retrieved 14 September 2013. 
  2. ^ "Non Stanford". runnerslife.co.uk. Retrieved 28 August 2010. 
  3. ^ Le Parisien 03/08/2016 Sartrouville vise encore l'or en triathlon
  4. ^ telegraph, telegraph. "telegraph". telegraph. telegraph. Retrieved 23 August 2016. 
  5. ^ "Results for: Stanford , Non (GBR)". triathlon.org. Retrieved 15 September 2013. 

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