Susan Bradley-Cox

Triathlon

Susan Bradley-Cox was elected to the Hall of Fame in 2010.

Arguably the most decorated female age-grouper in U.S. triathlon history, Susan Bradley-Cox is the only athlete to be a member of Team USA at every ITU Age Group Olympic-distance World Championship contested — from 1989-2010. In all, Bradley-Cox has participated in 22 ITU world championship events, earning 18 medals and 11 age group world titles. At the national level, she has competed in 25 USA Triathlon National Championship events and owns 11 national titles. Bradley-Cox was second in her age group at the 1986 Ironman World Championship, setting a masters’ record in the process. Since beginning her triathlon career in 1982, she has competed in more than 200 triathlons. Bradley-Cox was named USA Triathlon Grand Masters Athlete of the Year in 1997 and 1998 and was selected as Masters Triathlete of the Year by Triathlete magazine in 1997. Additionally, Bradley-Cox has served as the head coach of the Wildcat Masters Swim Team at the University of Kentucky for 19 years and has served as the Lexington (Ky.) triathlon coach for the Kentucky Leukemia/Lymphoma Society’s Team in Training for 10 years. She is also a founding member of the steering committee for the Susan Bradley-Cox Tri for Sight Triathlon, which donates all proceeds to eye research at the University of Kentucky. Bradley-Cox resides in Lexington, Ky.