Athletes Women › Taylor Spivey
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SLT Races 5
Taylor Spivey was already a national champion in surf lifesaving before she found a love of triathlon that would become her career while studying in Florence, Italy.
Spivey grew up in Redondo Beach, California, USA, and had sporting genes with her mother, Bonnie, having been a pro triathlete and working as a swim teacher while her father was an excellent cyclist and keen triathlon age grouper.
Spivey was swimming a lot from a young age and put aside interest in soccer and snowboarding to progress to becoming national champion in surf lifesaving.
But it was while studying in Florence as part of a five year architecture degree that Spivey began running and swimming with the Italian team and biking around Tuscany. She was also racing and posting some impressive results, which prompted a coach to reach out to her parents.
As collegiate national champion in triathlon she was clearly a bright talent and in 2015 went for the USAT development programme, having also recovered from a horrible bike crash which left her sidelined for two months and still struggling for a full range of motion in her knee even today.
Spivey ultimately broke out on her own and joined the squad of Paulo Sousa who has been her coach through the most successful stage of her career.
By 2017,a Spivey was securing podiums on the World Cup and WTS circuit and in 2019 finished fourth in the World Championship rankings, as well as being a key part of the USA Mixed Relay team.
Spivey has been a regular on the Super League Triathlon circuit and the super sprint distances have suited her race style. Her breakthrough result was in Mallorca in 2018 when she took the win with a superb all-round performance.
Spivey lives with her boyfriend, fellow professional triathlete Vincent Luis, in Girona, Spain, where the couple have built a house together which she has helped design using her architecture background.
RR - Race Ready | TBD - To Be Determined | DNS - Did Not Start | DNF - Did Not Finish
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28 - 29 Sep 2019
23 - 24 Feb 2019
3 - 4 Nov 2018
26 - 28 Oct 2018
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