Lauren Capone, member of Santa Barbara-based triathlon club Elite Racing Team, took home the gold in the women’s amateur division at the 30th annual Wildflower Long Course Triathlon on Saturday, May 5. She completed the 1.2-mile swim, 56-mile bike and 13.1-mile run in 5 hours, 4 minutes and 21 seconds.
Wildflower attracts competitors from around the world, and we’re proud to have a local girl come out on top. Lauren got her start with the Triathlon Club as a freshman at UCSB, and is now the current Ironman 70.3 World Champion in the women’s 20-24 category. After the race, she reflected, “I never felt particularly fast out there, but I felt strong, and I was able to fight my way into the lead on the run and hold it to the finish line.”
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