Siri Lindley

  • United States
  • Born: 1969
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Starts
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Podiums
18
Wins
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Biography

Though Lindley excelled in sports from an early age, she was never a triathlete, or even a runner or cyclist. At Brown University, she played varsity field hockey, lacrosse and ice hockey. She first heard of triathlon when a friend invited her to a race a year after graduation in 1992.

Lindley had a long road ahead of her. Not only did she have to learn how to swim, she also had to find time to train despite working more than 60 hours a week at the local YMCA. After several years of morning, lunch break and evening workouts, Lindley left her job and life in Worcester, Mass., to further pursue her dream in the town she saw becoming the “Mecca” of triathlon - Boulder, Colorado.

In 2000, Lindley won her first World Cup race at the age of 31. The following year, she became the No. 1 triathlete in the world, won six consecutive World Cup races and the ITU World Championship title. She continued that success in 2002, maintaining her No. 1 ranking and once again winning the World Cup series. In July of 2001 and 2002, Lindley was named the U.S. Olympic Committee’s Athlete of the Month, and Triathlon Magazine named her the Triathlete of the Year in 2001.

At the end of the 2002 season, Lindley retired to pursue a new dream: helping other athletes reach theirs. She founded Sirius Athletes in 2003 and has consistently coached 15 athletes at a time since then. Her athletes have won Olympic medals, World Championships, World Cup races, national championships and earned No. 1 world rankings.

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2002 Cancun ITU Triathlon World Championships
09 Nov, 2002 - Elite Women - 02:04:10
2
2002 Hamburg ITU Triathlon World Cup
07 Sep, 2002 - Elite Women - 01:57:56
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2002 Lausanne ITU Triathlon World Cup
31 Aug, 2002 - Elite Women - 02:02:42
1
2002 Geneva ITU Triathlon European Cup
18 Aug, 2002 - Elite Women - 02:18:07
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2002 Tiszaujvaros ITU Triathlon World Cup
28 Jul, 2002 - Elite Women - 01:57:04
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Given Name Siri
Family Name Lindley
Representing USA
Year of Birth 1969
Place of Birth Connecticut
Residence Boulder, United States
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