Elizabeth Bravo

  • Ecuador
  • Born: 1987
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Rankings
ITU Triathlon Points List 79
Regional Points List 3
Olympic Ranking 92
Starts
102
Podiums
26
Wins
11
Biography

Since I was a girl I liked being physically active, and for that reason I participated in ballet and sports. Before triathlon, I was a swimmer, and ran 5 and 10 km races (even winning a medal in a South American championship). I began triathlon thanks to my current president, Cornelio Serrano; he saw promise in me, and lent me cycling equipment: helmet, shoes, and their daughter’s bicycle.

My family has had the most influence on my sporting career, and my biggest obstacle to overcome has been living away from my parents, since they are a fundamental pillar of my life. Both my mother and father are artisans, and in their youth were 5 and 10 km runners. They competed in school races and within the city, because there was not country-wide support for sport as there is today. It’s a bit funny: my grandparents didn’t like it that their children were involved in sports because it was considered a waste of time. My sister was a gold medal-swimmer in Ecuador in the 400 and 800 meter swim.

My favorite ITU race is the La Paz ITU Pan American Cup, because there is a party atmosphere to the town, and a feeling that the whole town is excited for us to arrive and to compete. There is a feeling that participation is more important than finish time, and the onlookers cheer us on regardless of who wins.

My personal best swim time (1500m) is 19:16, bike (40km) 1 hour 6 minutes, and run (10 km) 35 minutes. During a typical training week, I swim six hours, bike eight hours, and run four hours. My triathlon goal is to participate in the Olympic Games.

I live in Costa Rica for three months out of the year, and my life revolves around the daily training required for triathlon. I also work when I can as a physiotherapist for a cycling team, and study English online during my free time.

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Latest Athlete Results
3
2017 Montevideo CAMTRI Sprint Triathlon American Cup & Iberoamerican and South American Championship
19 Mar, 2017 - Elite Women - 01:03:07
1
2016 Galapagos CAMTRI Sprint Triathlon American Cup
08 Oct, 2016 - Elite Women - 01:03:45
12
2016 Salinas ITU Triathlon World Cup
25 Sep, 2016 - Elite Women - 01:01:59
47
2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games
18 Aug, 2016 - Elite Women - 02:07:52
1
2016 Ibarra CAMTRI Triathlon American Cup
18 Jun, 2016 - Elite Women - 02:09:11
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41
2015 ITU World Triathlon Stockholm
2015-08-22 - Elite Women - 02:11:59
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2015 ITU World Triathlon Auckland
2015-03-28 - Elite Women - LAP
20
2012 ITU World Triathlon Kitzbuehel
2012-06-23 - Elite Women - 02:09:14
52
2012 ITU World Triathlon San Diego
2012-05-10 - Elite Women - 02:06:57
57
2011 Dextro Energy Triathlon - ITU World Championship Series Kitzbuehel
2011-06-18 - Elite Women - 02:15:58
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47
2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games
2016-08-18 - Elite Women - 02:07:52
4
2015 Toronto Pan American Games
2015-07-11 - Elite Women - 01:58:13
49
2012 London Olympic Games
2012-08-04 - Elite Women - 02:10:00
7
2011 Guadalajara Pan American Games
2011-10-23 - Elite Women - 02:03:34
22
2007 Rio de Janeiro Pan American Games
2007-07-15 - Elite Women - 02:11:00
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Athlete Fact Sheet
Given Name Elizabeth
Family Name Bravo
Representing ECU
Year of Birth 1987
Place of Birth Cuenca, Ecuador
Coach M.A. Roberto Solano
Sponsors BANSOL
Elizabeth's next event
30 Apr, 2017
2017 Salinas CAMTRI Triathlon American Cup
Salinas, Ecuador • Start List
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