Samantha Warriner

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Samantha Warriner
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Warriner at the 2008 Summer Olympics.

Samantha Warriner (born 1 August 1971) is a [retired elite triathlete]] who represented New Zealand in triathlons ranging from sprint distance up to the 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.

In 2009 Sam won the Port of Tauranga Half Ironman in a course record time of 4:10:47.

After racing ITU triathlon Sam went on to win 7 x Ironman 70.3 events around the world.

In 2010 Samantha underwent heart surgery for super-ventricular tachychardia, 12 weeks later she won the Kelloggs Nutrigrain Ironman NZ in Taupo, New Zealand. Only 3 other women in the history of triathlon had won the ITU World Series and an Ironman in their career.

Samantha now runs a successful coaching business, Sweat7 Coaching based in Taupo New Zealand, with her husband Stephen Bradley. The team have coached 4 x ITU World Champions (2 Elite, 2 Age Group), and a Paralympic Silver Medalist, along with numerous age group triathletes.


Warriner competing in the Salford Triathlon.

Warriner competed in the triathlon at the 2004 Summer Olympics. She took eighteenth place with a total time of 2:08:42.07.

At the 2006 Commonwealth Games she won silver, with a total time of 1:58:38.86.

In 2008, she finished 16th in the Olympic triathlon event.

Sam is sponsored by; Asics, Blueseventy, Sweat7 Coaching.

Achievements[edit]

2009

  • 1st – Ironman 70.3 Geelong (Geelong, Australia)

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