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Sam Laidlow

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Sam Laidlow
Personal information
Born (1998-12-23) 23 December 1998 (age 22)
Oakley, Bedfordshire, England
TeamAS Monaco Triathlon[1]
Coached byRichard Laidlow

Sam Laidlow (born December 23, 1998) is a French professional triathlete. He won the Bearman Xtreme Iron distance race in 2017 [2] and the Lakesman in 2019, setting the fastest iron-distance time ever been recorded in the United Kingdom. [3] [4] At the Cannes International Triathlon in 2018, he was leading Javier Gómez for most of the race when his rear derailleur broke. He ran 20km with his bike and completed the race regardless.[5] [6] [7] In 2019 he finished 7th at Ironman Barcelona in a time of 8:05h.[8]


In 2001 his parents decided to move from the UK to the South of France in order to set up a triathlon training business – Sancture Sportifs.[9] At the age of 13 he decided to leave his home in Amélie-les-Bains-Palalda for the National Altitude Training Centre in Font Romeu. 3 years later Sam was selected to train alongside the French team in Montpellier. At the age of 17 he went back home to his family in Amélie-les-Bains-Palalda and started to being coached by his father Richard Laidlow.[10]

Race History[edit]

Date Competition Distance Place Rank
22 May 2016 L’Aiguillon sur Mer ETU Triathlon Junior European Cup Sprint L'Aiguillon-sur-Mer, FRA 1st [11]
19 May 2018 Triathlon de Carcassonne Olympic Carcassonne, FRA 1st [12]
1 September 2018 GRAND PRIX D1 Quiberon Sprint Quiberon, FRA 28th [13]
23 September 2018 Triathlon Audencia La Baule Olympic La Baule, FRA 3rd [14]
14 October 2018 National Team Championship Sprint Distance Coupe de France Sprint Montceau les Mines, FRA 1st
21 April 2019 Cannes International Triathlon 2 km / 107 km / 16 km Cannes, FRA 4th [15]
16 June 2019 The Lakesman ironman Keswick, UK 1st [16], 8:21h, fastest time ever recorded in the UK for a long-distance triathlon
6 October 2019 Ironman Barcelona Ironman Barcelona, ESP 7th [17], 8:05:40h
22 April 2020 Z Pro Tri Series Race 2 (online bike race) 24.7 km Zwift, online 1st [18]
9 August 2020 Triathlon de la Montagne Noire Half ironman Montagne Noire, FRA 1st[19]
29 August 2020 Challenge Davos Half ironman Davos, CH Race stopped due to weather, in the leading group.[20]
24 April 2021 Challenge Gran Canaria Half ironman Mogán, ESP DNF, bike accident in the lead[21]
30 May 2021 Tradeinn International Triathlon 140.6INN, Spanish Long Distance Championship ironman Girona and Costa Brava, ESP 1st [22]
6 June 2021 Championnat de France de triathlon L Half ironman Cagnes sur Mer, FRA 2nd [23]

Key: DNF = Did not finish

External links[edit]


  1. Triathlon, AS Monaco. "Pro Team". AS Monaco Triathlon (in français). Retrieved 2021-05-06.
  2. Triathlon, Ligue LR (2017-09-25). "Résultats BEARMAN 2017". Ligue Régionale de Triathlon Occitanie (in français). Retrieved 2021-05-06.
  3. "The Weekend Roundup: 15-16 June 2019 | Elite News". Tri247.com. 2019-06-18. Retrieved 2021-05-06.
  4. "238 Sam Laidlow wins Lakesman in 8.21 on debut!". Oxygen Addict Triathlon Podcast. Retrieved 2021-05-07.
  5. "This Pro Ran 4 Miles Uphill Sans Shoes with His Bike to Finish". Triathlete. 2018-05-03. Retrieved 2021-05-06.
  6. Rodríguez, Diego (2018-04-30). "Sam Laidlow, de liderar Cannes Triathlon... ¡a hacer 20kms con la bici a cuestas!". Planeta Triatlón (in español). Retrieved 2021-05-07.
  7. "El triatleta que corrió 20 km con la bici al". Triatlón (in español). Retrieved 2021-05-07.
  8. Ohlsen, Jakob. "Ironman Barcelona 2019 | Results Men". www.endurance-data.com. Retrieved 2021-05-06.
  9. "Richard Laidlow - An Interview With Sancture des Sportifs Triathlon Coach". www.intelligent-triathlon-training.com. Retrieved 2021-05-06.
  10. "Richard Laidlow - An Interview With Sancture des Sportifs Triathlon Coach". www.intelligent-triathlon-training.com. Retrieved 2021-05-06.
  11. Triathlon, World. "Results: Junior Men | 2016 L'Aiguillon sur Mer ETU Triathlon Junior European Cup". World Triathlon. Retrieved 2021-05-07.
  12. "Résultats du Triathlon de Carcassonne 2018" (PDF). Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  13. "Détails de la course / épreuve sportive chronométrée par Breizh Chrono". Breizh Chrono, chronométrage de courses et d'épreuves sportives (in français). Retrieved 2021-05-08.
  14. "Triathlon Audencia La Baule (Dim)". www.racetecresults.com. Retrieved 2021-05-08.
  15. "Detail". www.tri2b.com (in Deutsch). 2021-05-01. Retrieved 2021-05-07.
  16. "Lakesman Triathlon brings £2.3m into local economy". News and Star. Retrieved 2021-05-07.
  17. "Detail". www.tri2b.com (in Deutsch). 2021-05-01. Retrieved 2021-05-07.
  18. "Sanders beats the Brownlees, but ends up fifth". Triathlon Magazine Canada. 2020-04-22. Retrieved 2021-05-07.
  19. "Le Monégasque Sam Laidlow survole l'épreuve du triathlon de la Montagne noire à Fontiers-Cabardès". ladepeche.fr. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  20. "Challenge Davos suspendido a mitad de prueba por tormentas | triatlonchannel.com". triatlonchannel.com | Triatlon, Triathlon, noticias triatlon, videos triatlon, fotos triatlon, swim, bike, run. 2020-08-29. Retrieved 2021-05-06.
  21. "Trimax_magazine_205". www.trimax-mag.com. Retrieved 2021-05-06.
  22. "Sam Laidlow, Emma Bilham win PTO-supported Tradeinn International Triathlon". June 2021. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  23. "La Gazette de Monaco". lagazettedemonaco.com. Retrieved 2021-06-29.

Category:French male triathletes

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