Birth Date:  04 Jan 1995
Place of Birth:  LAUNCESTON
Country of birth:  AUS
Age:  23
Gender:   Men
Height (cm):  183
Weight (Kg):  68

Events and Medals

Sport Event Rank
TRI Triathlon Men 2 Silver
Mixed Team Relay 1 Gold

Jacob BIRTWHISTLE - Schedule

Time Event Status
Thu, 5 Apr 13:01
Gold Medal Event Men Final
Sat, 7 Apr 13:01
Gold Medal Event Mixed Team Relay Final

Biographical Information

World Championships
Year Location Race Rank Time
2017 Rotterdam, NED Individual - Men DNF DNF
2016 Cozumel, MEX Individual - Men 39 1:51:56

Triathlon Mixed Relay World Championships
Year Location Race Rank Time
2017 Hamburg, GER Team Relay - Mixed 1 1:22:38
2016 Hamburg, GER Team Relay - Mixed 2 1:20:58

Nickname: Jake (Facebook, Nov 2017)

Photography, music and design (Athlete, Nov 2017) 

Occupation: Athlete (Athlete, Nov 2017)

PERSONAL: Joel FILLIOL (CAN) (, Nov 2017)

Other sports

As a teenager, won many Australia age cross country and track titles and also competed in the junior/U20 event at the IAAF World Cross Country Championships. (, Nov 2017)

Reason: “After spectating triathlon events in Tasmania as a kid, I was interested to give one a try.? (Athlete, Nov 2017)
Memorable: “Tough to decide between winning the 2015 U23 World Championships or standing on my first World Triathlon Series podium in Hamburg in 2016.? (Athlete, Nov 2017)
Hero: “Jan FRODENO (GER). He was the Olympic champion during the time I first started to have a real interest in triathlon and has progressed into one of the best athletes in triathlon history. I have met him before and he is just as normal as the rest of us.? (Athlete, Nov 2017)
Influence: “Craig REDMAN (AUS) was one of the most influential people. He planted the idea of being a world class triathlete long ago when I was a runner still and supported me greatly during my transition and early years as a pro triathlete.? (Athlete, Nov 2017)
Additional information

After a successful career in distance running, he transitioned, aged 17, to triathlon. As recently as 2003, was still combining the sports. That year, ran in the junior/U20 race at the IAAF World Cross Country Championships and triathlon World Junior Championships. "Over time I just grew fond of triathlon and eventually decided that I could be pretty good at it, and my goal is an Olympic gold. Our country has a great record in triathlon, and an Australian definitely has more chance of medalling in triathlon than athletics." (, Nov 2017)

Improved rapidly in the last two years. "I put that down to a few things. I guess time in the sport and time at that level. It was quite a fast progression from first getting into these races, then getting a feel for it, then all of a sudden being a contender. Also learning about myself and my body and what I need. And now with the new coach, doing the right type of training." (Athlete, Nov 2017)

In early 2017, made a surprise move to leave Jamie TURNER (AUS) and the Wollongong Wizards, to train with former Triathlon Canada national senior and Olympic coach, and British Triathlon head coach, Joel FILLIOL. Now trains in a number of locations throughout the world. "I guess the difference with the group I’m with now is training camps, as opposed to a training base." ( and athlete, Nov 2017)

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Gold: Gold
Silver: Silver
Bronze: Bronze
Gold Medal Event: Gold Medal Event
Bronze Medal Event: Bronze Medal Event

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