Best of 2015: Lauren Steadman's undefeated season
Becoming a World Champion is a HUGE accomplishment for any athlete.
Becoming a two-time World Champion? Now that is just unbelievable!
Great Britain’s Lauren Steadman conquered such a feat in Chicago at the 2015 Paratriathlon World Championships in the women’s PT4 sport class. But what makes her achievement even more remarkable, is that she did with an undefeated season! After earning the World title in Edmonton in 2014, she started the 2015 ITU race season in London, where she claimed her first victory of the year. EArning more WPE victories in Besancon and Rio de Janeiro, she ended the season in Chicago where the gold medal was ultimately retained for her wearing.
During the women’s race, Steadman completely crushed the field by holding onto a lead that she earned early. As she exited the waters she was up by over a minute and never lost any time throughout the whole race. She earned the gold medal and a consecutive World Championship title without any threat.
“It’s a fantastic feeling, I’m really pleased,” Steadman said. “The girls are fiercely competitive and I knew I had to do something really well to win. I didn’t have the best swim so I tried to pull up on the bike, which I did. And then on the run I just tried to have the best run of my life.”
The first female #Paratri World Champion of the day goes to Lauren Steadman of GBR! Total domination on the PT4 field!— TriathlonLIVE (@triathlonlive) September 18, 2015