Non Stanford

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Non Stanford, 2010
Non Stanford, 2010
Personal information
Date of birth 8th January 1989 (age 31)
place of birth Wales, UK
2010 Montpellier Anglo Tri
Current Swansea Harriers, Olympic Podium (BTF) and EC Sartrouville Triathlon
2012 ITU world champion U23 triathlon
2013 ITU world champion triathlon short distance
2013 ITU world champion triathlon sprint distance
2016 4th place Olympic Games

Non Stanford (born January 8, 1989 ) is a British triathlete . She is triathlon world champion in the sprint and short distance (2013).


Non Stanford was a successful cross-country runner until an injury forced her to switch to swimming training in the summer of 2008, which brought her to the triathlon club at her University of Birmingham. Despite the late and unplanned entry into the triathlon sport, the successes came quickly. In 2009 Stanford finished second in the British Triathlon Super Series and for 2009/10 she received the Paul Weston Triathlon Scholarship from Birmingham University to specialize entirely in triathlon.

In 2010 Stanford graduated (Sport and Exercises Sciences) and won the bronze medal at the Premium European Cup in Brasschaat.

2010 Non Stanford also took part in the French club championship series Lyonnaise des Eaux and competed for Montpellier Agglo Tri . In Beauvais (June 13, 2010) she was tenth (best of her club), in Paris (July 18, 2010) fifth (second best of her club) and in La Baule (Triathlon Audencia, September 18, 2010) she finished 22nd That was the first time that she was not among the three triathlètes classants l'équipe at the Grand Final . In La Baule, too, it was the foreign elite stars who ensured the French club's success (third in the team ranking): Barbara Riveros, Liz Blatchford and Lois Rosindale .

U23 world champion triathlon 2012

In October 2012, she became the U23 world champion in New Zealand. She started in the elite category in 2013 and won the world championship title in London in September in both the short and the sprint distance.

In September 2015 she finished second in the final “Grand Final race” in Chicago, eighth place in the 2015 World Championship racing series. Non Stanford was able to secure a starting place at the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro and she went next Helen Jenkins and Vicky Holland at the start and finished fourth.

In the third race of the world championship series, Stanford finished third on May 12, 2018 in Japan. In the ITU Point List 2018, Non Stanford was ranked 15th.

Stanford lives in West Wales and competes for the Swansea Harriers club . She starts in the national team of the British Triathlon Federation .

Sporting successes

(DNF - Did Not Finish)

Web links

Commons : Non Stanford  - collection of pictures, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. ^ Non Stanford ( Memento of May 28, 2014 in the Internet Archive ) on Runners Life, accessed May 27, 2014
  2. Jenkins vs. Stimpson for Olympic selection (April 6, 2016)
  3. Rio 2016: Helen Jenkins secures third GB triathlon spot (April 22, 2016)
  4. ITU Point List | Elite women
  5. Beijing International Triathlon - BROWNLEE WINS BEFORE BLUMMENFELT AND SCHOEMAN (September 24, 2018)