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Melissa Hauschildt

Posted on: Tuesday 2nd June 2015

Facts:

Born: 13 April 1983

Birthplace: Adelaide, Australia

Representing: Australia

Personal

Started in triathlon: 2010

Professional since: 2011

Trains in: Noosa, Australia

Profile

Hauschildt burst onto the triathlon scene in 2010 and set up a winning habit from her very first races. She finished that year with a stunning second place to Caroline Steffen at the 70.3 Asia Pacific Championships.

Switching to triathlon in 2010 after a very successful athletics career as a middle distance runner, who specialised in steeplechase. Winning gold in the 3000m steeplechase at the 2001 Goodwill Games and Commonwealth Games silver in 2006.

In her first year as a pro she was unbeaten, as she improved her swim and bike skills she became one of the most successful athletes on the long distance scene.

A two-time Ironman 70.3 champion she also won on debut at the full distance in 2014.

At the beginning of 2015 her stats include; 21 wins over the half distance, 10 times Australian champion and three world titles.

Career Highlights

4 x            Challenge Phuket Champion

‘11/’13   1st Ironman 70.3 World Champion

2013       1st ITU Long Distance World Champion

2014       Ironman Australia

2015       Challenge Melbourne


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