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Yes, she meets several of the criteria outlined in the 'triathlon' notability criteria. My apologies for not including these initially. Becky Lavelle meets criteria 2,3,4,5,7, and 8 of the sports notability criteria for triathlon.

Becky (Gibbs) Lavelle
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Becky Lavelle - Cover of Triathlete Magazine, May 2009
BornRebecca (Becky) Gibbs
(1974-12-05) 5 December 1974 (age 45)
Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA
EducationB.S. Kinesiology, Louisiana State University, summa cum laude
  • Former Professional Triathlete
  • 2008 Olympic Alternate
  • Race Director
  • Competitive Runner
  • Coach
Years active  2004–present
Brian Lavelle (m. 2002)

Becky (Gibbs) Lavelle (born December 5, 1974) is a former professional triathlete, race director, competitive runner, and coach. As a professional triathlete, she had over 50 career wins in Olympic and Half-Ironman distance races.

Some of her career highlights as a member of the US National Triathlon Team are as follows:

  • In 2003, Becky was crowned the PanAm Games Bronze Medalist.
  • In 2005, Triathlete magazine designated Becky the "Comeback Athlete of the Year" after she won several big races, including the US National Championships and the Chicago Triathlon.[1]
  • In 2006 and 2008, Becky was named Multi-sport Athlete of the Year by USA Triathlon.[2]
  • Again in 2007, Lavelle won the US Long Distance Triathlon National Championships.
  • In 2008, the same year she secured her spot as an alternate on the US olympic team in Beijing, she was named the Overall Lifetime Fitness Triathlon Series winner.[3]

Early life[edit]

Becky showed strong athletic promise from a young age. She started swimming competitively in Minnesota when she was nine and excelled in the pool throughout high school.

By the tender age of 12, despite her inanely compassionate and tranquil demeanor, there was no denying that Becky posed a ruthless threat to her competition. That same year, Becky was named best swimmer in Minnesota, a title she would maintain for seven years.

Years later, Becky went on to swim competitively at Louisiana State University (LSU) in college. Her collegiate swim career proved similarly illustrious, and before graduating, Becky had cemented herself as a ten-time NCAA All-American swimmer. In 1997, she was also named Louisiana athlete of the year, based on her athletic and academic achievements as well as her commitment to serving her community.[4] Despite the stresses that would accompany achieving these high goals, in 1998 Becky graduated summa cum laude with a B.S. in Kinesiology.

Before her collegiate career was even halfway over, Becky also got the itch to try a new sport – triathlon.[5]

Triathlon career beginnings[edit]

Becky took her initial stab at triathlon in college. During her first event, Becky exited the water with a significant lead that helped her win fifth place overall. Before graduating college, she successfully competed in a few more triathlons, including the ITU Age-Group World Championship. This newfound excitement for triathlon coupled with the success she already had achieved in the sport kickstarted her career as a professional triathlete - a career that would span nearly two decades.

Notable triathlon accomplishments[edit]




  1. "Wins and Losses: Becky Lavelle," Triathlete Magazine, retrieved January 20, 2020. https://www.triathlete.com/2009/05/features/wins-and-losses-becky-lavelle_9006
  2. "2008 Elite Athletes of the Year," USA Triathlon, March 17, 2008, retrieved January 16, 2020. https://www.teamusa.org/USA-Triathlon/News/Articles-and-Releases/2009/March/17/2008-Elite-Athletes-Of-The-Year
  3. ""Becky Lavelle Named Lifetime Fitness Series Winner," tyr.com, retrieved January 20, 2020. https://www.tyr.com/news/becky-lavelle-named-life-time-fitness-series-winner/
  4. "1997 NCAA Woman of the Year," retrieved January 20, 2020. http://www.ncaa.org/about/resources/events/awards/1997-ncaa-woman-year
  5. "Becky Lavelle to Miss 2010 Season to Have a Baby," Triathlete Magazine May 2010, retrieved January 20, 2020. https://www.triathlete.com/2010/04/news/becky-lavelle-to-miss-2010-season-to-have-a-baby_9003
  6. https://www.athlinks.com/event/30799/results/Event/4753/Course/7020/Bib/63?source=internal
  7. "Gambles and Lavelle Take Lake Stevens," Triathlon News, August 2009, retrieved January 21, 2020. Gambles and Lavelle take Lake Stevens 70.3
  8. Wikipedia Ironman 70.3 entry and results, retrieved January 21, 2020. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ironman_70.3
  9. Triathlon Winners. https://www.triathlon.org/athletes/results/5473
  10. https://d1szehk1wt93uf.cloudfront.net/MediaPress/AEFAT_Winners_Release.pdf?mtime=20150325090817

Resubmitting article as Becky Lavelle meets 'notable athlete' criteria[edit]

Wikipedia entries already exist for Becky Lavelle, a.k.a. Becky (Gibbs) Lavelle - professional triathlete, in German, French, and Spanish. Becky Lavelle meets criteria 2,3,4,5,7, and 8 of the sports notability criteria for triathlon.

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