Michellie Jones (born 6 September 1969) is an Australian triathlete, and a winner of two ITU Triathlon World Championships, an Olympic Silver Medal in Sydney 2000.
When it comes to sustained success over the course of a triathlon career, Australia’s Michellie Jones is the undisputed queen. From her first ITU World Championship in 1992, to a bronze medal in her final ITU World Championship race in 2003, she collected eight ITU World Championship podiums in her career. That’s including a three-year break from the circuit in the mid-90s. Only three times she did compete an ITU World Championship race and not make the podium, her debut race in 1990, and then in 1999 and 2002 when she finished fourth.
“Back in 1992 I sort of knew that I had found my sport, and I’m glad my high school running coach suggested that I should do triathlon.”
Before that influential suggestion, Jones had been identified as a talented race-walker. But as told to Multisport Dreaming, she had grown on a farm where she had swam, rode horses and enjoyed running, she was a multisport athlete at heart. Starting University in Wollongong, Jones started to ride to the Cronulla Triathlon Club to train on weekends, around 65km. From 1990 she was making a living from triathlon.
Outside of her ITU career, Jones became one of the most consistent athletes ever, with a win tally that is reported to be over 175 across Olympic, off-road and long-distance events.
Jones also became the first Australian woman to win a World Ironman Championship and it made her only the second Australian in history to win the event, behind 1994 Men’s World Champion, Greg Welch.
Latest Athlete Results
2019 ITU World Triathlon Grand Final Lausanne31 Aug, 2019 - 50-54 Female AG Sprint - 01:10:30
2017 ITU World Triathlon Grand Final Rotterdam17 Sep, 2017 - 45-49 Female AG Sprint - 01:11:58
2014 ITU World Triathlon Grand Final Edmonton29 Aug, 2014 - 45-49 Female AG Sprint - 01:08:09
2003 Queenstown ITU Triathlon World Championships07 Dec, 2003 - Elite Women - 02:08:05
2003 Athens ITU Triathlon World Cup25 Oct, 2003 - Elite Women - 02:06:46
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Sydney 2000 Olympic Games2000-09-16 - Elite Women - 02:00:41
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Elites and paratriathletes speak with Grand Final mediaThe 2015 World Triathlon Series has been fast and historical, and as the Chicago Grand Final gets underway with the paratriathlon and elite races on Friday and Saturday, the Series finale…16 Sep, 2015
Throwback Thursday: The magnificent Michellie JonesWhen it comes to sustained success over the course of a triathlon career, Australia’s Michellie Jones is the undisputed queen. Don't believe us? Read about her career.04 Dec, 2014
The 2014 #WTSEdmonton Age Group Sprint StoryOur Sprint Age Group competitors were the first to kick off the racing weekend on Friday and they had turned up in numbers to race. Here's how the events went down social media style.29 Aug, 2014
Inside Triathlon magazine picks the Greatest Women TriathletesAfter selecting the greatest male triathletes of all-time last week, Inside Triathlon magazine unveils their picks for the greatest women of all-time. See which ITU stars made the list15 Feb, 2011
20yrs of ITU: Michellie Jones13 May, 2009
Athlete Fact Sheet
|Para triathlon Class||PTWC|
|Para triathlon Subclass|
|Year of Birth||1969|
|Place of Birth||Fairfield, New South Wales|
|Sponsors||Ism, Felt, Trion, Rudy, Compex, Sram, Barracuda Swim, Zipp, Sidi, Speedplay, Jagwire, Tri All 3 Sports, Newton, Runningskirts,|
|World Triathlon Athlete ID||5499|
Michellie's next event
2023 World Triathlon Sprint & Relay Championships Hamburg
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2015 ITU Hall of Fame19 Sep, 2015
20 Years of ITU - Michellie Jones14 May, 2009