Craig Alexander (triathlete)

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Craig Alexander
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Personal information
Born (1973-06-22) 22 June 1973 (age 45)[1]
ResidenceCronulla, Sydney, Australia
Boulder, Colorado, United States
Height1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)[1]
Weight68 kg (150 lb)[1]
Spouse(s)Nerida "Neri" Alexander(1999 – present)

Craig Alexander (born 22 June 1973) is an Australian triathlete who is the 2008, 2009 & 2011 Ironman Triathlon World Champion. He was the course record holder for the Ironman World Championship.[2] He is also the winner of the Ironman 70.3 World Championship in 2006 and 2011.

Triathlon career[edit]

Early career[edit]

In December 1993, Alexander raced in his first triathlon at Kurnell in Southern Sydney.[3]

Alexander split his time between Olympic Distance racing and Half Iron distance from 2002 to 2005, winning a total of 20 races in his first 4 years as a professional triathlete.[4]

Ironman racing[edit]

In 2006, Alexander's first major win was at the Ironman 70.3 World Championships in Clearwater, Florida.[4] The win automatically qualified him for the Ironman World Championships in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii in 2007. In 2007 he made the jump to Ironman racing with his debut at Ironman Hawaii.

On 23 March 2014, following his race at the Ironman Triathlon Asia Pacific Championships, Alexander officially announced his retirement from Ironman distance racing.[5]

Coaching career[edit]

On 7 February 2014, Alexander announced his entry into triathlon coaching, and his coaching business, Sansego. Along with three other triathlon coaches he hosted a three-day advanced triathlon course in Wollongong.[6]

Personal life[edit]

Alexander attended Ashfield Boys High School and went on to study Anatomy and Physiology at university.


  1. ^ a b c "About Craig Alexander". n.d. Retrieved 2008-10-19.
  2. ^ "Another win for Alexander: Craig Alexander claims the Ford Ironman World Championship for the second year in a row". 10 October 2009.
  3. ^ "TW Interviews: Craig Alexander". Retrieved 2014-04-21.
  4. ^ a b "Results Archive %7c Craig Alexander". n.d. Retrieved 2014-04-30.
  5. ^ "Craig Alexander Announces Retirement From Ironman Distance". 2014-03-21. Retrieved 2014-04-21.
  6. ^ "Craig launches new coaching service Sansego". 2014-02-07. Retrieved 2014-04-21.

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