Charlotte McShane (born 14 August 1990 in Wick, Scotland) is a Scottish born Australian professional triathlete and the 2013 U23 ITU World Triathlon Champion as well as the 2008 Xterra U20 World Champion.
McShane grew up in Helensburgh, Scotland, and in 2005 moved to a place near Bairnsdale, Victoria. Now she lives in Wollongong, New South Wales or Vitoria - Gasteiz, Spain and her coach is the NSWIS Head Coach Jamie Turner.
In 2001, Charlotte McShane watched her father Frank at Kona and from then on she knew triathlon would be her passion. She was a student at Glasgow School of Sport and in Scotland she won several national junior titles. In November 2005, her family moved to Australia and despite her young age Charlotte McShane started competing in long distance triathlons.
In 2008, at the age of 18, Charlotte McShane became the U20 Xterra World Triathlon Champion and was 2nd Amateur Female overall (16th including pro's) (26 October 2008, Wailea Maui) and placed 4th at the Elite Female Yeppoon 70.3 Half Ironman, 4th at the Elite Female Canberra 70.3 Half Ironman, and 6th at the Elite Female Oceania Long Distance Championships in Huskisson.
In 2009, McShane still concentrated on the long distance and won the gold medals at the Elite Female Victorian Olympic Distance Triathlon Championships, at the Elite Female Murrayman South Australian Long Distance Championships, and at the Elite Female Northern Territory Long Distance Championships. She placed 3rd at the Elite Female Shepparton 70.3 Half Ironman, and 4th at the Elite Female Canberra 70.3 Half Ironman.
In 2010, McShane returned to the Olympic Distance (Elite category) and took part in several ITU races. At Geneva, she won the European Cup silver medal and at the Grand Final of the World Championship Series in Budapest she represented Australia in the U23 category, despite having crashed during the cycle and breaking her ribs.
In 2013, McShane finished 20th Overall in the ITU World Series rankings, finishing 9th in Auckland, 10th in Yokohama, 18th in Madrid and 13th in Stockholm. She then won the ITU U23 World Championships in London.
In theseven years from 2006 to 2012, McShane took part in 37 ITU events and achieved 16 top ten positions. In 2013, by the month of June McShane achieved two top ten positions in the World Triathlon circuit (Yokohama, Madrid). The following list is based upon the official ITU rankings and the ITU Athletes's Profile Page. Unless indicated otherwise, the following events are triathlons (Olympic Distance) and refer to the Elite category.
|2006-02-19||Oceania Cup (Junior)||Hobart||15|
|2009-02-22||Long Distance Oceania Championships||Huskisson||8|
|2009-10-21||Long Distance World Championships||Perth||13|
|2010-03-13||Oceania Championships (U23)||Wellington||7|
|2010-06-12||Premium European Cup||Pontevedra||20|
|2010-06-27||Premium European Cup||Brasschaat||8|
|2010-09-08||Dextro Energy World Championship Series, Grand Final: U23 World Championships||Budapest||25|
|2010-09-25||Premium Pan American Cup||Tuscaloosa||DNF|
|2011-05-29||Premium European Cup||Brasschaat||23|
|2011-09-24||Pan American Cup||Buffalo||4|
|2011-10-09||Pan American Cup||Myrtle Beach||2|
|2012-02-12||Sprint Premium Oceania Cup||Geelong||10|
|2012-04-14||World Triathlon Series||Sydney||59|
|2012-06-10||Sprint European Cup||Cremona||4|
|2012-08-25||World Triathlon Series||Stockholm||35|
|2012-10-20||World Triathlon Series, Grand Final: U23 Championship||Auckland||12|
|2013-02-23||Sprint Oceania Championships||Devonport||4|
DNF = did not finish · DNS = did not start
- Koresky, Kevin (1 November 2009). "Charlotte McShane Q&A". Finishline-Multisport.com. Retrieved 27 June 2012.
- See http://www.triathlon.org/athletes/results/10077/charlotte_mcshane. Retrieved 18 June2013.