Athletes Men › Jacob Birtwhistle
Jacob Birtwhistle was one of the most decorated schoolboy athletes in Australia before he turned his attention to triathlon and found another avenue for sporting glory. Born in Launceston, Jake was crowned Australian Junior Champion an incredible 11 times in running events while at school. That included a variety of distances including 1500m, 3000m and 2000m steeplechase as well as winning the World Cross Country School Championship in Malta in 2012.
Aged 17, Jake realised there might be a potential professional career for him if he could harness his run power in triathlon. It didn’t take long for him to be proved correct. His potential was there for all to see when he took gold at the ITU World Junior Duathlon Championships before also winning ITU World Junior Triathlon Championships in 2014. From there it didn’t take long to transition into the ranks of the elites and make a seismic impact. By the 2018 season, he was a danger to the rest of the field on a consistent basis, with five top-five finishes at WTS races including silver in Yokohama.
That same year he was also part of the Australian team that competed at the Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast. He loved the home conditions and proved a force to be reckoned with as he took silver in the individual event before landing gold with Australia in the Mixed Team Relay.
Armed with the extra confidence from the Commonwealth Games, Jake went into 2019 with a fresh determination to make another step forward and secured his first WTS wins with victories in both Hamburg and Leeds. Jake is part of the Joel Filliol training group and splits his time between Australia and Europe so he can race and work face-to-face with his coach.
He was also part of the first-ever Super League Triathlon race that took part in Hamilton Island in 2017.
Results posted shortly after the race may contain errors.
RR - Race Ready | TBD - To Be Determined | DNS - Did Not Start | DNF - Did Not Finish
25 Sep 2021
18 Sep 2021
12 Sep 2021
5 Sep 2021
3-4 Nov 2018
28-30 Sep 2018
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