There’s plenty of talent bubbling up in Australia, with no better example than that of Jake Birtwhistle. The Tasmanian-born 25-year-old comes from a running background; from the age of 15 to 18 he was crowned Australian champion 11 times over middle to long distance. With a run pedigree to match the famous Brownlee brothers, Jake has progressed through the tiers of ITU triathlon and become increasingly competitive at World Triathlon Series level. He had a breakthrough year in 2019, winning two World Triathlon Series events (Leeds and Hamburg).
He has also played a major role as the anchor in Australia’s mixed team relay gold medals at the Commonwealth Games and the ITU world championships.
- 1st, WTS Leeds 2019
- 1st, WTS Hamburg 2019
- 2nd, WTS Yokohama 2018
- 3rd, WTS Edmonton 2018
- 3rd, WTS Montreal 2018
- Gold, Commonwealth Games mixed relay 2018
- Silver, Commonwealth Games individual 2018
- 1st, Noosa Triathlon 2017
- 2nd, WTS Edmonton 2017
- 2nd, WTS Hamburg 2017
- Gold, World Championships mixed relay (Hamburg) 2017
- U23 World Champion 2015
- Silver, World Junior Triathlon Championships 2014
- Australian Junior Champion, Oceania Junior Champion, U23 Australian Sprint Champion 2013
Interesting Fact: Jake trains with Vincent Luis (2019 world champion, Super League Triathlon 2018-2019 champion) and Mario Mola (2016-2018 world champion) on Joel Filliol’s squad the JFT Crew.