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Jacob Birtwhistle

  • WTS Ranking: 3
  • Represents: {country} AUS
  • Year of birth: 1995

Full Stats

Given NameJacob
Family NameBirtwhistle
RepresentingAUS
Age25
Year of Birth1995
Place of ResidenceRiverside AUS
WTS Starts33
WTS Wins2
WTS Podiums8
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Bio

Jacob Birtwhistle currently splits his time between home in Australia, training camps in Europe and competing on the WTS World Triathlon stage. Originally from a running background, Jacob was crowned Australian Junior Champion eleven times over middle-and-long distance events before making the transition to triathlon at the age of 17. Since then, Jacob topped the podium at several ITU races before a brilliant 2018 season saw him grab no fewer than five top-five finishes at the top level, including silver in Yokohama, and a memorable second place in the Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast.

In 2019, the Australian recorded his first WTS victories after brilliant runs in Leeds and Hamburg twice saw him to the gold in thrilling finishes and ending the year sixth in the overall ranking.

Career Highlights:
- Winner 2019 World Triathlon Hamburg
- Winner 2019 World Triathlon Leeds
- Winner 2017 Mixed Relay World Championships
- 2nd place 2018 Mixed Relay World Championships
- 3rd place 2018 ITU World Triathlon Montréal
- 3rd place 2018 ITU World Triathlon Edmonton
- 5th place 2018 ITU World Triathlon Hamburg
- 2nd place 2018 ITU World Triathlon Yokohama
- 2nd place at the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games

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