World Champion Ironman Triathlete

 

Pete Jacobs has had a string of successes in the 10 years he has been a professional triathlete. An 8th place at the Hawaii Ironman World Championships in 2009 showed Pete’s promise of being World Champion one day.

In 2010 his 9th place (after a 4 minute penalty stop for taking too long to pass on the bike) was thanks to running the 3rd ever fastest marathon at the Hawaiian Ironman World Championships, and the fastest of the day, a 2:41:05. Then, in 2011 Pete proved to everyone and himself he is one of the best triathletes in the world by being runner up at the World Championships, and once again had the fastest run split with a 2:42:29.

Regarded as one of the worlds premier Ironman swimmers and runners, Pete knows his ability on the bike is there to use, and showed this when he won Ironman Australia 2011 in Port Macquarie after an 11 minute lead off the bike.

In 2012 Pete’s dream came true. He won the Ironman World Championship in Hawaii. His maturity and experience showed through with one of the most controlled performances seen on the big Island for a long time. Pete had the 3rd fastest splits for the swim, bike, and run, leaving him a winning advantage of 5 minutes.

Showing form on and off the race course through a bout of fatigue for the past 2 years the former World Champion now feels the healthiest and fittest he can ever remember. He has a passion for sharing what he has learnt physically and mentally to the masses on all things health and fitness related. He regularly makes appearances between training and racing events as a motivational speaker to international companies and events.

Pete is an ambassador for the John Maclean Foundation, an Australian based charity that provides financial assistance to purchase items such as new wheelchairs, vehicle and house modifications, surgery and medical assistance, computers, remedial aids, any item that improves the quality of life for the child and their family.

He is also proud to be an ambassador for the Indigenous Marathon Project, founded by Robert De Castella. The IMP promote active and healthy lifestyles throughout indigenous communities nationally and reduce the incidence of indigenous disease, creating indigenous role models and inspiring indigenous people.

 

Pete is young enough and talented enough to be winning Ironman and 70.3 races for the next decade. Pete will never stop learning and looking for a more efficient and smarter way to train and race, so you can be sure his foretold rise to the top of the world will not be short-lived.

 

Career Highlights

2016 – Ironman Cairns 3rd place

2014 – Huskisson Long Course Champion

2013 – Sunshine Coast 70.3 Champion

2012 – Ironman Triathlon World Champion, Cairns 70.3 Champion, Philippines 70.3 Champion, Lake Placid Ironman Runner Up

2011 – Ironman Triathlon World Championships Runner Up (3rd fastest Run in IM history), Ironman Australia Champion