Growing up with a love of sports, it quickly became evident that Brussels-born Claire Michel was an endurance-based athlete, swimming throughout her high school years before focusing on track and cross country at the University of Oregon. After injuries plagued her early career, Michel discovered multisports, winning Aquathlon World Championship silver in London in 2013 and tackling her first full season of World Cup and World Series racing in 2014 including a bronze in Chengdu.
A European Sprint title in 2016 set Michel up for an Olympic debut at Rio 2016, since when she has delivered consistent performances at the highest level including a career-best fifth at WTS Yokohama.
- 5th place 2018 European Championships Glasgow
- 5th place 2018 World Triathlon Yokohama
- 4th place 2017 Düsseldorf ETU Sprint Triathlon European Championships
- 7th place 2017 ITU World Triathlon Stockholm
- 9th place 2017 ITU World Triathlon Yokohama
32019 Weert ETU Triathlon European Championships 31 May, 2019 - Elite Women - 01:46:55
252019 ITU World Triathlon Yokohama 18 May, 2019 - Elite Women - 01:58:19
202019 MS Amlin World Triathlon Bermuda 27 Apr, 2019 - Elite Women - 02:05:38
202019 Daman World Triathlon Abu Dhabi 08 Mar, 2019 - Elite Women - 00:57:37
82018 Weihai ITU Triathlon World Cup 22 Sep, 2018 - Elite Women - 02:09:57