Courtney Atkinson

  • Australia
  • Born: 1979

DOB: August 15, 1979
Born: Mackay, Qld
Hometown: Gold Coast, Qld
Lives: Gold Coast, Qld
Coach: Self
Supporters: RedBull, Subaru, Giant Bikes, GoPro, Flight Centre
Instagram & twitter: @courtney_akco

“Consistency to Purpose”

Major Achievements:

2008 Beijing Olympics 11th
2012 London Olympics 18th
7x ITU World Cup event winner
16 x ITU World Cup podium finisher
3 x Noosa Triathlon winner
3 x Australian Xterra Champion
Australian Grand Prix winner (2001-2004)
Australian Olympic Distance Traithlon Champion (2002, 2003, 2008, 2009)
Australian Sprint Distance Triathlon Champion (2002, 2003, 2008, 2009)
World Junior Champion 1999

Ultimate goal: To simply be a great father and happy man

Family: Married to Kinga, father to daughter Chloee and Leo. My Father Gary Atkinson is part-owner of horse Lucus Cranach 3rd @ 2011 Melbourne Cup and 5th @ Cauflield Cup. My Mother Vicki Atkinson is a 3 x cancer survivor and active Breast Cancer Foundation fund raiser plus baby/kids learn-to-swim mentor to many Gold Coast kids.

Studies/occupation (School/University):  Miami Primary School, Gold Coast
The Southport Shcool, Gold Coast; Bachlor Commerce BOND UNIVERSITY, Gold Coast on Sports Scholarship

Something you don’t know about me: I grew up on the Gold Coast dreaming of becoming a Surf Live Saving ironman racing in big waves before I got into triathlon. Now it’s an 8+ hour ironman that has meaning in my chosen sport.

What I love about Triathlon: The lifestyle, the training, the variability in having three sports to train for each day and the puzzle of putting them together to race the fastest triathlon possible plus the fact that most of the training can be done in nature at amazing locations.

Ultimate Relaxation: switching off…Good Book

One thing you can’t live without: my family

Activities away from Triathlon: When I can find snow….snow boarding, when I can find

Last Book Read: Mattew Reilly: Scarecrow & the Army of Thieves
What’s your greatest asset: The genes I was given by my parents

Who has been the biggest influence on your life: Parents & every single person I have have drawn knowledge from throughout my career

Have you encountered any obstacles in your career: Plenty of obstacles that I like to think just show the way back to the correct path

Hobbies: Snowboarding, Surfing, self-film editing

Pets: One big Rhodesian Ridgeback

Triathlete: All the guys at the top when I began racing professionally as a 17-year-old, but it was Brad Beven that I tried to emulate.

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Latest Athlete Results
2016 Snowy Mountains ITU Cross Triathlon World Championships
19 Nov, 2016 - Elite Men - DSQ
2016 ITU World Triathlon Gold Coast
09 Apr, 2016 - Elite Men - 01:49:39
2016 Mooloolaba ITU Triathlon World Cup
12 Mar, 2016 - Elite Men - 00:53:44
2016 ITU World Triathlon Abu Dhabi
05 Mar, 2016 - Elite Men - 01:49:19
2015 Tongyeong ITU Triathlon World Cup
24 Oct, 2015 - Elite Men - 01:48:56
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2016 ITU World Triathlon Gold Coast
2016-04-09 - Elite Men - 01:49:39
2016 ITU World Triathlon Abu Dhabi
2016-03-05 - Elite Men - 01:49:19
2015 ITU World Triathlon Grand Final Chicago
2015-09-15 - Elite Men - 01:47:00
2015 ITU World Triathlon Yokohama
2015-05-16 - Elite Men - DNF
2015 ITU World Triathlon Gold Coast
2015-04-11 - Elite Men - 01:48:30
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London 2012 Olympic Games
2012-08-04 - Elite Men - 01:49:19
Beijing 2008 Olympic Games
2008-08-18 - Elite Men - 01:50:10
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Given Name Courtney
Family Name Atkinson
Representing AUS
Year of Birth 1979
Place of Birth Mackay
Sponsors RedBull, Subaru, Giant Bikes, GoPro, Flight Centre
Hobbies being a dad
Twitter @courtney_akco
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World Triathlon Athlete ID 5591
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