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Luke McKenzie

Posted on: Thursday 4th June 2015

Facts

Born: 26 July 1981

Birthplace: Taree, NSW, Australia

Representing: Australia

Personal

Started triathlon in: 1995

Professional since: 2001

Trains in: Encinitas, California & Noosa, Australia

Profile

Luke was hooked on sport from a young age trying numerous sports. He was a state level swimmer and Water Polo, during his early years of triathlon at school Luke represent as a Cross Country runner and Steeplechaser. At just 16 he was chosen in the Australia Duathlon team to compete at World Championships and came up through the Triathlon Australia system with great success including a gold medal at the 2001 Youth Olympics.

He has gone on to win six Ironman titles, the most coveted result a second in Kona in 2013 after leading the race. He was top ten at Challenge Roth in 2014 and continues to pursue long distance titles.

Career Highlights

2001 1st       Youth Olympics

2013            2nd Ironman World Championship

2013            1st Ironman Cairns

2010            1st Ironman Brazil

 


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