Lauren Steadman

Lauren is a double Paralympic medallist after winning gold in Tokyo and silver in Rio. She also boasts three world and seven European titles. Prior to being a paratriathlete Lauren had been to two Paralympic Games as a swimmer.

Her paratriathlon career started in 2011 as she claimed second place in the ITU World Championship Series London. She raced twice in 2012 and finished fifth in the World Championships just five days after she won a silver medal in the World Aquathlon (swim, run) Championships. The following year she won the British and European Championships before finishing second in the World Championships.

She retained the European title in 2014 and won her first world title winning in Canada. Those medals were joined by wins in London and Madrid at World Triathlon Para events. In 2015 she went the whole season unbeaten as she won a third straight European Championship, retained her World Championship crown and won the Test Event for the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games.

In her first Paralympic Games as a paratriathlete, Lauren won a silver medal to go with another European title. She missed out on winning three major medals with a DNF in the World Championships. She returned to the world championship podium the following year and won a fifth straight European title. Lauren was never off the top step of the podium in 2018 winning five races in a row including the European and World Championships.

Major Results

Date Event Position
21st Oct 2023 2023 World Triathlon Para Cup Malaga 1st
23rd Sep 2023 2023 World Triathlon Para Championships Pontevedra 3rd
15th Jul 2023 2023 World Triathlon Para Series Swansea 3rd
17th Jun 2023 2023 World Triathlon Para Cup Besancon 2nd
28th Aug 2021 Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games 1st
20th Jun 2021 2021 World Triathlon Para Cup A Coruna 1st
5th Jun 2021 AJ Bell 2021 World Triathlon Para Series Leeds 1st
10th Oct 2020 2020 Alhandra ITU Paratriathlon World Cup 1st
14th Sep 2019 2019 Valencia ETU Paratriathlon European Championships 1st
1st Sep 2019 2019 ITU World Triathlon Grand Final Lausanne 2nd
17th Aug 2019 2019 Tokyo ITU Paratriathlon World Cup 1st
28th Jun 2019 2019 Groupe Copley World Paratriathlon Series Montreal 2nd
27th May 2019 2019 GBR Paratriathlon National Championships 2nd
15th Sep 2018 2018 ITU World Triathlon Grand Final Gold Coast 1st
19th Jul 2018 2018 Tartu ETU Triathlon European Championships 1st
30th Jun 2018 2018 Iseo - Franciacorta ITU World Paratriathlon Series 1st
28th May 2018 2018 Eton Dorney ITU Paratriathlon World Cup 1st
12th May 2018 2018 Yokohama ITU World Paratriathlon Series 1st
15th Sep 2017 2017 ITU World Triathlon Grand Final Rotterdam 2nd
28th Jul 2017 2017 Edmonton ITU World Paratriathlon Series 2nd
8th Jul 2017 2017 Iseo - Franciacorta ITU Paratriathlon World Cup 1st
16th Jun 2017 2017 Kitzbühel ETU Triathlon European Championships 1st
11th Sep 2016 2016 Rio de Janeiro Paralympic Games 2nd
24th Jul 2016 2016 Rotterdam ITU Paratriathlon World Championships DNF
5th Jun 2016 2016 Strathclyde ITU World Paratriathlon Event 1st
27th May 2016 2016 Lisbon ETU Triathlon European Championships 1st
20th Mar 2016 2016 Buffalo City ITU World Paratriathlon Event 1st
18th Sep 2015 2015 ITU World Triathlon Grand Final Chicago 1st
1st Aug 2015 2015 Rio de Janeiro ITU World Paratriathlon Event 1st
10th Jul 2015 2015 Geneva ETU Triathlon European Championships 1st
7th Jun 2015 2015 Besançon ITU World Paratriathlon Event 1st
30th May 2015 2015 London ITU World Paratriathlon Event 1st
16th May 2015 2015 GBR Paratriathlon National Championships 1st
21st Sep 2014 2014 Madrid ITU World Paratriathlon Event 1st
30th Aug 2014 2014 ITU World Triathlon Grand Final Edmonton 1st
21st Jun 2014 2014 Kitzbühel ETU Triathlon European Championships 1st
31st May 2014 2014 London ITU World Paratriathlon Event 1st
17th May 2014 2014 Yokohama ITU World Paratriathlon Event 2nd
13th Sep 2013 2013 ITU World Triathlon Grand Final London 2nd
16th Jun 2013 2013 Alanya ETU Triathlon European Championships 1st
22nd Oct 2012 2012 Barfoot and Thompson World Triathlon Grand Final Auckland 5th
17th Oct 2012 2012 Auckland ITU Aquathlon World Championships 2nd
7th Aug 2011 2011 ITU World Championship Series London 2nd

Valencia was the site of her seventh straight European title after she won a silver medal at the World Championships just 13 days earlier. 2021 saw Lauren make a fourth Paralympic Games as she stood on the top step of the podium in Tokyo, also taking gold in Leeds earlier that year.

She then took a break from the sport, returning with a silver medal at 2023 World Triathlon Para Cup Besancon before winning a bronze medal at the world championships in Spain. She ended the season winning at World Triathlon Para Cup Malaga.

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