Greg Welch

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Greg Welch
Medal record
Men's Triathlon
Representing  Australia
ITU World Championships
Gold medal – first place 1990 Orlando Elite
ITU Long Distance World Championships
Gold medal – first place 1996 Muncie Elite
ITU World Cup
Silver medal – second place 1991 Overall
Ironman World Championship
Gold medal – first place 1994 Elite
Silver medal – second place 1991 Elite
Bronze medal – third place 1989 Elite
Bronze medal – third place 1996 Elite
Men's Duathlon
ITU World Championships
Gold medal – first place 1993 Arlington Elite

Gregory ("Greg") John Welch OAM[1] (born in 1964 in Campsie, Sydney, Australia) is an Australian triathlete. He is acknowledged as one of the greatest triathletes due to his remarkable dominance in winning the "The Grand Slam" which includes the ITU Triathlon World Championships (1990), The Ironman World Championship (1994), the ITU Duathlon World Championships (1993) and the Long Course Triathlon World Championship (1994). Greg was an ambassador to the UNHCR (United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees) in 2000.[citation needed]

Due to his being diagnosed with Ventricular tachycardia, he has undergone nine open-heart surgeries from 2001 until 2003 and has retired from sports. He maintains contact with triathlon through his work as an advisor, coach and commentator with the World Triathlon Corporation.

He is married to fellow Ironman triathlete Sian Welch they have two children.

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