October 2018


Hello everyone! The second half of 2018 is rolling and I have good momentum. The season started off pretty rocky for me (full details in my most recent blog post). I recently returned from China with a win at Changsha International triathlon where Craig Alexender also won. I’ve looked up to him as a role model since 2010, so to win a race alongside of Craig was special for me. Unfortunately, we both went over there to also race IRONMAN 70.3 Chongquing but the event was cancelled five days before for government-related reasons.

This weekend I won IRONMAN 70.3 Coquimbo in Chile. It was a hard fought battle with Alicia Kaye. We have raced each other over a dozen times and I have only beat her once, so it was a big win for me! I decided to take a new approach this season for the second half of the year. Instead of putting in a final training block, I will race my way out of shape into the holidays. It is late October and I will race 4 more 70.3s in 4 different countries in the next 6 weeks. I am not sure if it is the best idea but the thought of it excites me and I want to see what my body is actually capable of. Also, I am not one to turn down a stamp in the good ol’ passport. I have no idea how this venture will go through to Challenge Daytona on December 9th. I invite you to follow my crazy adventure and see how it all unfolds! Find me @laurengoss on Instagram and @laurengosstriathlete on Facebook.

Thank you for your support. And thank you to my sponsors for their unwavering support: Trek, Bontrager, TYR Sport, HOKA ONE ONE, Juice Performer, ISM, Pioneer Cycle, First Endurance, NormaTec Recovery, Garden of Life, Blueprint for Fitness, Gebhardt Volkswagen, MgSport, Smith, and Contempo Nails.
Recent Races
IRONMAN 70.3 Coquimbo
Coquimbo, Chile - October 20
1st - 4:31:47

Race recaps at IRONMAN.com and Team USA
Changsha Wangcheng International Triathlon
Changsha, China - September 16
1st - 2:17:01

Results & Schedule

  • 3rd - St. Anthony's Triathlon, St. Petersburg, FL (4/29)
  • 3rd - Escape from Alcatraz Triathlon, San Francisco, CA (6/3)
  • 1st - IRONMAN 70.3 Costa Rica, Playa del Coco, Costa Rica (6/24)
  • 2nd - NYC Triathlon, July 1, New York, NY (7/1)
  • 1st - Changsha·Wangcheng International Triathlon, China (9/16)
  • 1st - IRONMAN 70.3 Coquimbo, Chile (10/20)

Still to come:

  • IRONMAN 70.3 Buenos Aires, Argentina (11/4) 
  • IRONMAN 70.3 Xiamen, China (11/19)
  • IRONMAN 70.3 Cartagena, Colombia (12/2)
  • Challenge Daytona, FL (12/9)
Sponsors & Supporters
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