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.
- Winner 2019 World Triathlon Hamburg
- Winner 2019 World Triathlon Leeds
- Winner 2017 Hamburg ITU Triathlon Mixed Relay World Championships
- Second place at the 2018 Wasser Hamburg ITU Triathlon Mixed Relay World Championships
- 3rd place at the 2018 ITU World Triathlon Montréal
- 3rd place at the 2018 ITU World Triathlon Edmonton
- 5th place at the 2018 ITU World Triathlon Hamburg
- 2nd place at the 2018 ITU World Triathlon Yokohama
- 2nd place at the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games
262019 ITU World Triathlon Grand Final Lausanne 29 Aug, 2019 - Elite Men - 01:55:18
112019 Tokyo ITU World Triathlon Olympic Qualification Event 15 Aug, 2019 - Elite Men - 01:51:02
DNF2019 ITU World Triathlon Edmonton 20 Jul, 2019 - Elite Men - DNF
12019 Hamburg Wasser World Triathlon 06 Jul, 2019 - Elite Men - 00:55:09
102019 Groupe Copley World Triathlon Montreal 28 Jun, 2019 - Elite Men - 00:54:31