29th Dec, 1973
Auckland, New Zealand
Nationality: New Zealander
Language(s) spoken: English
Time zone: New Zealand Standard Time (UTC/GMT+12 hours)
Diploma in applied sport science
Experience in triathlon: 15 years
Triathlon coaching: 4 years
7 x IM New Zealand Champion
4 x New Zealand Long Distance Champion
6 Top 10 x Ironman Hawaii
Challenge Roth winner 2006
NZ member Commonwealth Games Malaysia
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Wellington born, Auckland raised, Lawn has taken a roundabout route to the top of triathlon racing. She played every sport ever invented during high school. Joanna was a member of the New Zealand cycling team for the Commonwealth Games in 1998. For the past four years she has been improving from a 4th placed in her first attempt at the distance to winning Ironman New Zealand for the past six years. She also holds the course record at 9:16. In 2007 she finished 4th in the world championship held in Kona, Hawaii.
Joanna and her husband Armando Galarraga are now living in Auckland, New Zealand.