Last week we welcomed a new athlete into the Edco family – but who is Lauren Brandon?
Well, read on and you’ll find out…
A former National Collegiate Athletic Association All-American swimmer from the University of Nebraska, Lauren found her way into triathlon in 2010.
Initially competing at Olympic distance, Lauren switched to longer distance races in 2015 as her passion for the sport continued to grow.
A year later and she would make the move up to full Ironman distance, with a season’s best finish of 2nd place at Ironman Cozumel in Mexico.
With her NCAA background, it’s no surprise that her swim is very strong – in fact last year she took the ‘Fastest Swim’ accolade eight times. However, she has also developed a reputation for her performance on 2-wheels.
Alongside Edco, another Lauren Brandon supporter is renowned triathlon bicycle maker Ventum, and we look forward to seeing how our Aero wheels perform on her high-spec bike this year.
Last year Lauren’s best finish was at Galveston in April, where she took 3rd and registered the fastest swim. At Mont Tremblant in August, she was also fastest on the bike in her category.
In 2018 she will be continuing her very busy schedule, with 9 Ironman events to contest in total, culminating in the World Championship race at Kona.
We wish Lauren the very best of luck from the Edco UK team!
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Image: Matt Green Photography.