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2015 ITU Rank: 49
2015 USAT Rank: 4
First Year Elite: 2009

Twitter: @grillington

Hometown: Spokane, Wash.
Resides: Colorado Springs, Colo.
College: Wake Forest University
Birthdate: 5/30/1989 (26)
Birthplace: Spokane, Wash.

Career Highlights
2012 USA Triathlon Under-23 National Champion
2011 USA Triathlon Under-23 National Champion

2013 Highlights: Won the June 1 Dallas Pan American Cup • Placed sixth at the June 23 Edmonton ITU World Cup
• Placed third at the Feb. 17 Roatan ITU Pan American Cup • Placed 17th at the August 24 ITU World Triathlon Stockholm • Placed fourth at October 27 Guatape ITU World Cup

Elite Triathlon Career: Ended 2012 ranked as the No. 6 American and 77th overall in the ITU World Triathlon Series rankings • Finished eighth at the 2012 ITU Under-23 World Championships in Auckland, New Zealand • Placed first at the 2012 Formula 1 event in Coronado, Calif. • Won second straight USA Triathlon Under-23 National Championship and finished second overall at 2012 Elite Nationals in Buffalo, N.Y. • Was ninth in the first semifinal at the 2012 Tiszaujvaros ITU World Cup • Finished 11th at the 2012 Banyoles ITU World Cup • Recorded a strong ITU World Triathlon Series debut by placing 15th at the 2012 ITU World Triathlon San Diego • Placed third at the 2012 Ilheus ITU Pan American Cup • Finished eighth at the 2012 Salinas ITU Premium Pan American Cup • Placed sixth at the 2012 Bridgetown ITU Sprint Pan American Cup • Placed 16th at the sprint-distance 2011 Guatape ITU World Cup • Finished fourth overall at the 2011 USA Triathlon Elite National Championship on Sept. 24 in Buffalo, N.Y. • Also earned the 2011 under-23 national title in Buffalo • Placed fourth at the 2011 ITU Under-23 World Championships in Beijing • Finished third to earn a spot on the podium at the ITU Kelowna Pan American Cup • Finished 15th at the Lima ITU Pan American Cup • Member of the U.S. squad for the 2010 Under-23 ITU World Championships in Budapest • Posted eighth-place finishes at 2010 ITU Pan American Cups in San Francisco and Coteau-du-Lac • Was fifth at the 2010 FISU World University Championships • Placed 13th at the 2009 Under-23 ITU World Championships in Gold Coast, Australia • Finished sixth at the San Francisco ITU Pan American Cup in 2009.

Amateur Triathlon Career: Winner of the 2006 ITU Junior Aquathlon World Championships in Lausanne, Switzerland • Finished 12th at the 2007 ITU Junior World Championships in Hamburg, Germany.

Athletic Background: Ran track and field and cross country at Wake Forest University and throughout high school.

Gregory Franklin Billington is the son of William Garrett Billington and Karen Billington • Brother is Brian Billington • Grew up in Six Mile Bottom, England, and attended Lakenheath High School • Was class valedictorian at Lakenheath High School and graduated Summa Cum Laude from Wake Forest University in 2011 • Completed his first triathlon at age 8 on a tandem bike with his father.