Kate McIlroy

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Kate McIlroy
Kate McIlroy - Triathlon de Lausanne 2010.jpg
Kate McIlroy competing in 2010
Personal information
Born 26 August 1981
Height 173 cm
Weight 57 kg
Country New Zealand

Kate McIlroy (born 26 August 1981)[1] is a New Zealand triathlete and former runner. She won the World Mountain Running title in 2005[2] and was named New Zealand Sportswoman of the Year at the 2006 Halberg awards.[3]

She is the national women's record holder for the 3000 metre steeplechase with a time of 9:32.54 set in Heusden, Belgium during 2006.[4]

McIlroy converted to track in a bid to compete at the 2008 Beijing Olympics, but sustained a leg injury and was unable recover in time.[5]

She started competing in triathlons at the end of 2008.[6] In 2012, she was selected to compete at the 2012 Summer Olympics in the triathlon, where she finished in 10th place.[7]


  • 2012: Placed 10th in the 2012 London Olympics Triathlon.
  • 2009: Started competing in triathlon, winning a World Cup race in Hungary.[3]
  • 2005: Won World Mountain Running champs in Wellington, named New Zealand Sportswomen of the Year at the Halberg Awards.[3]
  • 1997: Named New Zealand Junior Athlete of the Year.[3]


  1. ^ "Kate McIlroy". Athletics New Zealand. Retrieved 29 December 2012. 
  2. ^ Chris Rattue (Jan 7, 2006). "Athletics: An interview with mountain running champion Kate McIlroy". New Zealand Herald. 
  3. ^ a b c d e Dana Johannsen (Aug 21, 2009). "My life in sport: Kate McIlroy". New Zealand Herald. 
  4. ^ "Kate McIlroy improves NZ steeples record - (Archived)". Athletics New Zealand. Retrieved 29 December 2012. 
  5. ^ "Kate McIlroy". Pinnacle. Retrieved 19 February 2011. 
  6. ^ "Kate McIlroy: Athlete biography". International Triathlon Union. 
  7. ^ http://www.olympic.org/olympic-results/london-2012/triathlon/individual-w