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Eric Lagerstrom

  • WTS Ranking: 61
  • Represents: {country} USA
  • Year of birth: 1989
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Given NameEric
Family NameLagerstrom
RepresentingUSA
Age28
Year of Birth1989
Place of Residence USA
Twitter@ELagerstrom
WTS Starts14
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Bio

Eric started swimming competitively around age six and he quickly discovered how much he loved to compete and push the limits. He then started racing in local cycling events, and immediately fell in love with that as well. He completed his first triathlon when he was 12.

The sport of triathlon gained momentum in his life and he joined a collegiate cross country squad to help develop his running ability and managed to win an 18-19 USAT National Championship. He qualified for both professional card and entry into the U23 World Championships in 2012. In 2013, he joined The Triathlon Squad and completed his first full professional season. By 2014, he was placing in the top five in Continental Cup races – up from top 15 the year before – and the years he spent training at a higher level were starting to pay off.

When Eric showed up at the 2015 Escape From Alcatraz Triathlon in San Francisco, he wasn’t expecting to win. But then he got a close look at the course – it’s tough ocean swim, technical bike course, and rolling run – and he realised, his skills were perfect for this course. To the surprise of even himself, he won the race. He followed that up with another win at the Beijing International Triathlon, which was part of the same series as the Alcatraz race, and became the first athlete to win both events back-to-back.

When he’s not training, Eric has become a full-fledged videographer, capturing point-of-view footage during his races and broadcasting that to a growing internet audience. He also films and edits behind-the-scenes video content that gives a glimpse into the often-unseen world of professional triathletes.

Recent Highlights

- 25th place at the 2017 Sarasota ITU Triathlon World Cup;
- 17th place at the 2017 ITU World Triathlon Grand Final Rotterdam;
- 17th place at the 2017 Karlovy Vary ITU Triathlon World Cup; and
- 28th place at the 2017 ITU World Triathlon Edmonton.  

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