2016 Australian Age Group Team
2016 AUSTRALIAN AGE GROUP cross TRIATHLON TEAM FACTS
- 228 age group athletes will be competing for Australia at the 2016 ITU Age Group Cross Triathlon World Championships
- The 2016 event will be held in Australia from Thursday the 17th of November until Sunday the 20th November at the Lake Crackenback Resort, New South Wales
- 77 Australian female athletes will be competing at the 2016 event
- 151 Australian male athletes will be competing at the 2016 event
- The youngest competitor on the 2016 Australian age group team is Connor Terry who will compete in the male 18 to 19 age group category.
- The oldest 2016 Australian age group team competitor will be multiple age group world champion Ken Murley from Victoria. Ken will be competing in the male 70 to 74 year age category.
- Matilda Terry will be the only Australian age group athlete trying to defend her 2015 ITU Age Group Cross Triathlon World Championship crown at the Lake Crackenback event.
- For the first time in ITU World Championship history a new event will be on the event schedule. The mixed team relay will be made up of a mix of age group athletes and elite athletes. Australia will have 2 teams competing in this event.
- The largest number of female athletes in one age category competing for Australia will come from the 45 to 49 age category with 14 athletes racing in this age category.
- The largest number of male athletes in one age category competing for Australia will come from the 40 to 44 age category with 25 athletes racing in this age category.
2016 ITU Age Group Cross Triathlon World Championship Medallists
GOLD: Rowan Beggs-French (25-29), George Tamblyn (30-34), Tim Lang (45-49), Ian Martin (50-54), Richard Jeffrey (60-64), Penny Slater (20-24), Kate Bramley (25-29), Anne Alford (30-34), Leela Hancox (35-39), Naantali Marshall (40-44), Kim Beckinsale (45-49) Amanda Richards (50-54), Jenny Alcorn (55-59) and Australia Mixed Team Relay A Ben Allen, Charlotte McShane, Rowan Beggs-French and Kate Bramley.
SILVER: Craig Davis (25-29), Jacob Storey (30-34), Shane Gibbs (our assistant team manager 35-39), Sam Hume (40-44), Peter Walker (50-54), Chris Dimos (55-59), Rebecca Beagley (25-29), Lindy Kronen (50-54), Jennifer Strack (55-59) and Australia Mixed Team Relay B Brodie Gardner, Penny Hosken, Guy Andrews and Virginie Bernard.
BRONZE: Robbie Hunt (20-24), Grant Davis (25-29), Guy Andrews (45-49), Phillip Cook (50-54), Stephen Wise (60-64), Elizabeth Mutton (25-29), Brenda Turner (30-34), Virginie Bernard (35-39), Yoko Okuda (40-44), Kerrie Muir (50-54) and Barbara Gruber (65-69).
2016 Australian Age Group Aquathlon, Sprint Distance Triathlon and Standard Distance Triathlon Team Facts
- 214 athletes will be competing for Australia at the 2016 ITU World Age Group Championships in Cozumel, Mexico.
53 athletes will compete in the Age Group Aquathlon World Championships event on Wednesday 14th of September
- 103 athletes will compete in the Age Group Sprint Distance Triathlon World Championships on Thursday 15th of September. This is the first time age group athletes will compete at a world championships in a draft legal format.
- 122 athletes will compete in the Age Group Standard Distance Triathlon World Championships on Sunday 18th of September
- 10 Australian athletes will compete in all 3 events in Cozumel including the aquathlon, sprint distance triathlon and standard distance triathlon, athletes include Stephanie Harrison, Penny Hearn, Carl Hoddy, Olivia Jeffrey, Barry Meek, Maddie Morton, Keith Pearce, Paul Taylor, Simon Thiessen and Clive Tucker
- The youngest competitor on the 2016 Australian age group team is Loughlin Hooper who will compete in the male 16 to 19 age group category across the aquathlon and sprint distance triathlon events
- The oldest 2016 Australian age group team competitors are Keith and Frank Pearce and Wilfred Deck in the 80 to 84 year age group. Keith and Frank are twins, Keith will be competing in all 3 events in Cozumel.
- 2 past Triathlon Australia presidents are competing on the 2016 Australian age group team including Peter Hedge and David Ferrier
- 3 members in one family will be competing this year Dyson Black will compete in the 16 to 19 male sprint distance triathlon event, Stefanie Black will compete in the 45 to 49 female sprint distance triathlon event and Peter Black will compete in the 50 to 54 male aquathlon and standard distance triathlon events
2016 ITU Age Group Aquathlon World Championship Medallists
GOLD Sally Musgrove (55-59) and Keith Pearce (80-84).2016 ITU Age Group Sprint Distance Triathlon World Championship Medallists
SILVER Penny Palfrey (50-54)
BRONZE Sophie Hawken (35-39), Paul Taylor (45-49), Penny Hearn (60-64), John Allen (70-74) and Frank Pearce (80-84).
GOLD: Nathan Breen (16-19), Margo Mackintosh (35-39), Karen Barrow (40-44) and Jason Metters (45-49).
SILVER: Sally Musgrove (55-59), Kevin Wills (65-69), Ken Murley (70-74) and Keith Pearce (80-84)
BRONZE: Neale Pugh (55-59) and Jan Billinness (65-69)
2016 ITU Age Group Standard Distance Triathlon World Championship Medallists
GOLD: Isobel Chisholm (18-19) and Keith Pearce (80-84)
SILVER: Brandi Alberts (18-19)
BRONZE: Karen Barrow (40-44) and Virginia Forbes (50-54)
2016 Australian Age Group Long Distance Triathlon Team Facts
- 37 Australian age group athletes will be competing at the 2016 ITU World Long Distance Triathlon Championships in Oklahoma City, USA. The event will occur on Saturday the 24th of September 2016.
- Australian athletes will be racing over a 4km swim, 120km cycle and 30km run
- Tyler Allan will be defending his 2015 Age Group Long Distance Triathlon Championship in Oklahoma. Tyler will be racing in the 20 to 24 male age category. Tyler will also be the youngest 2016 Australian age group long distance team member.
- Phillip Hermitage will be the oldest Australian competitor racing at the event. Phillip will be contesting the 60 to 64 year male category. Phillips wife Marion Hermitage will also be competing in the 50 to 54 female age category.
- Marion Hermitage is a previous Age Group World Champion over the long distance course claiming the title in China in 2014
2016 ITU Age Group Long Distance Triathlon World Championship Medallists
GOLD: Jessy Grant (18-19) and Julie Howle (45-49)
SILVER: Tyler Allan (20-24), Michael Snart (25-29), Marion Hermitage (50-54) and Phillip Hermitage (60-64)
BRONZE: Luke Johnston (35-39)