Lauren Groves

  • Canada
  • Born: 1981

Lauren was first introduced to the sport of triathlon while at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario. She joined the Queen’s Triathlon Club and realized she was a natural at the sport when she was named the team’s Athlete of the Year and won the university race series. After qualifying for the 2001 Canadian Junior National Team, an Olympic dream was born for Lauren.

To further this aspiration, Lauren moved to Victoria, BC where she now trains through Pacific Sport at the National Triathlon Training Centre, with coach Lance Watson. Spending 30 to 40 hours a week training with some of the world’s top athletes has paid off. After her first year of competition she was ranked as one of Canada’s top triathletes. In her second year, she improved on her past successes by finishing 4th overall at Elite Nationals, becoming the Under 23 National Champion, finished 1st in the Veracruz ITU Triathlon and was the top North American finish at U23 World Championships. Not surprisingly, Lauren accomplished every goal she set for herself for 2004, including achieving an Olympic standard for the 2004 Summer Games.

Lauren has another demanding training and race schedule ahead this season.
Recent Achievements & Highlights
1st - 2004 Seattle Half Marathon
1st - Women Under 24 - 2004 Vancouver Triathlon
1st - U23/4th Canadian Elite - 2003 Victoria ITU and Canadian National Championships
2nd - 2004 Murakami ITU Asian Continental Cup Triathlon
2nd - 2004 Hong Kong ITU Asian Continental Cup Triathlon
2nd - 2004 San Juan ITU Women’s Only Triathlon, Puerto Rico
4th - 2003 World Under 23 Triathlon Championships, Queenstown, New Zealand (top North American)
6th - 2004 Tempe ITU America’s Continental Cup Triathlon
6th - 2003 Cancun World Cup, Cancun, Mexico
10th - 2004 Tongyeong World Cup, Korea
19th - 2004 Edmonton World Cup, Edmonton

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Latest Athlete Results
2013 Larache ITU Sprint Triathlon African Cup
18 May, 2013 - Elite Women - 01:08:07
2013 Quarteira ITU Triathlon European Cup
06 Apr, 2013 - Elite Women - DNF
2012 Barfoot and Thompson World Triathlon Grand Final Auckland
20 Oct, 2012 - Elite Women - 02:12:55
2012 Stockholm ITU Triathlon Mixed Relay World Championships
26 Aug, 2012 - Mixed Relay - 01:31:26
2012 ITU World Triathlon Stockholm
25 Aug, 2012 - Elite Women - 01:02:56
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2012 Barfoot and Thompson World Triathlon Grand Final Auckland
2012-10-20 - Elite Women - 02:12:55
2012 ITU World Triathlon Stockholm
2012-08-25 - Elite Women - 01:02:56
2012 ITU World Triathlon Madrid
2012-05-26 - Elite Women - DNF
2012 ITU World Triathlon San Diego
2012-05-10 - Elite Women - 02:03:08
2012 Dextro Energy World Triathlon Sydney
2012-04-14 - Elite Women - 02:03:28
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Beijing 2008 Olympic Games
2008-08-18 - Elite Women - DNF
2007 Rio de Janeiro Pan American Games
2007-07-15 - Elite Women - 01:59:50
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Athlete Fact Sheet
Given Name Lauren
Family Name Groves
Representing CAN
Year of Birth 1981
Place of Birth Canada
Residence Victoria, B.C.
Coach Philippe Bertrand
Sponsors Ryders Eyewear, Udo's Oil, Trek, Shimano, Blue Seventy, Kiwami, 7Systems, NormaTec, Triathlon Canada
Hobbies Dog showing, pottery, cooking, archery
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World Triathlon Athlete ID 5476
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