Melissa Hauschildt

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Melissa Hauschildt
Medal record
Competitor for  Australia
Women's athletics
Commonwealth Games
Silver 2006 Melbourne 3000 m steeplechase
Women's triathlon
Ironman 70.3 World Championship
Gold 2011 Elite
Gold 2013 Elite
ITU Long Distance World Championships
Gold 2013 Individual

Melissa Hauschildt (née Rollison, born 13 April 1983 in Adelaide) is an Australian professional triathlete and former middle distance runner, who specialised in steeplechase. She is the winner of the 2011 and 2013 Ironman 70.3 World Championship as well as the 2013 ITU Long Distance Triathlon champion.[1][2]

Athletic career[edit]

Early in Hauschildt's career she won a gold medal in the 3000m steeplechase at the 2001 Goodwill Games. At the 2006 Commonwealth Games, competing in the Steeplechase, she gave world champion Dorcus Inzikuru a run for her money before settling for the silver medal. This run increased her profile on the world stage. A week after the Commonwealth Games, she helped Australia to a team bronze medal in the IAAF World Cross Country Championships in Fukuoka, Japan.

After a series of injuries, Hauschildt switched to triathlon.[3] At the 2011 Ironman 70.3 World Championship she took her first world title, winning by six minutes over Karin Thürig. After a 4th place finish at the 2012 Ironman 70.3 Championship race she would again win the Ironman 70.3 World Championship in 2013, using a race best run split to win.[2][4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Krabel, Herbert (1 June 2013). "Billard, Hauschildt in Belfort". Slowtwitch.com. Retrieved 3 June 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "2013 Results: Las Vegas". World Triathlon Corporation. Retrieved 9 September 2013. 
  3. ^ "Media Release - Rollison Extends Winning Streak At Raby Bay". USM Events. 17 October 2010. Retrieved 14 December 2010. 
  4. ^ Krabel, Herbert; Carlson, Timothy (8 September 2013). "Kienle, Hauschildt take Las Vegas". Slowtwitch.com. Retrieved 9 September 2013. 

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