University of New South Wales (Australia)
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Member of the USA Triathlon National Team • Won the Hy-Vee 5150 men’s Elite Cup race on Sept. 4 with a time of 1:49:42, a full 30 seconds ahead of the second place finisher • Placed second at the Life Time Fitness Chicago Triathlon on Aug. 28 • Stands 43rd and ranks as the top U.S. athlete in the 2011 ITU World Championship Series rankings through three events • Finished 25th at the Kitzbühel ITU WCS event June 18 • Made his debut for the United States at the WCS opener in Sydney.
Elite Triathlon Career:
Ranks as one of the world’s most decorated triathletes • Selected as one of the 15 greatest male triathletes of all-time by Inside Triathlon magazine in February 2011 • Competed for much of 2010 under the ITU flag as he transitioned his affiliation from his native Australia to the U.S. • Was granted his release from Australia in May 2010 • Placed fourth at the 2010 Los Angeles Triathlon and the Toyota U.S. Open Triathlon in Rockwall, Texas • Finished 28th in the 2010 ITU World Championship Series rankings and finished 14th at the WCS Grand Final in Budapest • Placed seventh in the 2010 WCS opener in Sydney • Two-time Triathlete magazine Triathlete of the Year (2003, 2007) • Placed fourth at the 2004 Athens Olympic Games for Australia • Finished No. 1 in the ITU rankings in both 2002 and 2003 • Captured the ITU World Cup series title in 2002 • Won the Life Time Fitness Series title in 2006 and 2007 • Won all five Life Time Series events in 2007 to claim the largest series prize purse in triathlon history • Owner of six ITU World Cup victories and 25 podium finishes • Earned ITU World Cup wins in 1997 (Monaco), 1999 (Sydney), 2001 (Cancun), 2002 (Gamagori) and 2003 (Hamburg and Ishigaki) • Two-time Oceania champion (1998-99) and two-time Australian champion (1998-1999) • Four-time winner of the New York City Triathlon and the Los Angeles Triathlon.
Greg Sydney Bennett was born in Sydney, Australia • Now a U.S. citizen • Married to 2008 U.S. Olympian Laura Bennett • The pair has been featured together on the cover of both Triathlete and Inside Triathlon magazine • Earned a Bachelor’s degree in sports marketing and a diploma in small business management from the University of New South Wales in Australia.