26 March 1981 |
|Residence||Logan City, Australia
Boulder, Colorado, USA
|Height||1.61 m (5 ft 3 1⁄2 in)|
|Weight||52 kg (115 lb)|
|Spouse(s)||Tim O'Donnell (triathlete)|
|Coached by||Siri Lindley|
Mirinda Carfrae (born 26 March 1981) is an Australian professional triathlete and an Ironman Triathlon world champion. Carfrae has achieved podium positions in six of her seven attempts at the Ironman World Championships: three gold (2010, 2013, 2014), two silver (2009 and 2011, behind Chrissie Wellington on both occasions) and a bronze (2012, behind Leanda Cave and Caroline Steffen). She is also world champion at the 2007 Ironman 70.3 World Championship.
Carfrae holds the Ironman Championship course record (8:52:14, set in 2013), beating Wellington's record of 8:54:02 which had stood since 2009. On her debut in 2009, she set a new course record for the marathon of 2:56:51, beating Wellington's record of 2:57:44 set the previous year. She again set new course records for the marathon in 2010 (2:53:32), 2011 (2:52:09, where Wellington—suffering from serious injuries—also beat Carfrae's 2010 record), 2013 (2:50:38, where only two men recorded a faster time), and 2014 (2:50:26).
Carfrae competed in her first triathlon in 2000, at the age of 19. She went on to represent Australia at the Junior and U23 level, winning a silver medal at the 2003 ITU U23 World Championships. In 2004, she won a silver medal at the Salford Triathlon leg of the ITU Triathlon World Cup. She was an Australian Institute of Sport scholarship holder.
Carfrae's first attempt at longer distances was at the Lake Tinaroo Half Ironman in September 2002, where she finished in second place behind Rebekah Keat, setting a new run course record of 1:21:20. Referring to this race, she later wrote, "I just remember feeling more comfortable racing the longer distance, and from then I knew I would be racing full Ironman at some point in future."
Carfrae achieved her first World Championship medal at the 2005 ITU Long Distance World Championships, where she finished 2nd in a time of 6:27:11. In 2007 she won the Ironman 70.3 World Championships in a course record time of 4:07:25. This win entitled Carfrae to race at the full Ironman World Championships at Kona, but she deferred her entry to 2009, when she felt she was ready for the longer distance. At the 2009 Ironman World Championship, Carfrae's first Ironman race, she finished second behind Chrissie Wellington, breaking Wellington's 2008 course record for the women's marathon with a time of 2:56:51. She wrote, "My first tri was at the end of 1999—my first Ironman was 10 years later. I waited until I felt I was physically and mentally strong enough to go the distance, and until I could be seriously competitive."
Carfrae set a course record at the Ironman World Championship at Kona, Hawaii in 2013 with a time of 8:52:14. Additionally, at that race she set a women's record time for the run portion of the course at 2:50:38. In 2015 she started the Ironman World Championship race at Kona, but withdrew from the bike leg due to pain from injuries sustained in a collision with a car earlier that week.
|11 October 2014||1st||Kona Ironman World Championships||9:00:55|
|20 July 2014||1st||Challenge Roth||8:38:53|
|12 October 2013||1st||Kona Ironman World Championships||8:52:14|
|3 June 2012||1st||Rev3 Half Quassy||4:27:02|
|22 April 2012||3rd||New Orleans Ironman 70.3||3:47:28|
|25 March 2012||3rd||Ironman Asia-Pacific Championship – Melbourne||9:04:00|
|8 October 2011||2nd||Kona Ironman World Championships||8:57:57|
|4 September 2011||2nd||Hy-Vee 5150 US Championship||1:59:20|
|17 July 2011||3rd||Vineman Ironman 70.3||4:17:49|
|12 June 2011||1st||Eagleman Ironman 70.3||4:15:31|
|5 June 2011||2nd||Rev3 Half Quassy||4:26:24|
|1 May 2011||3rd||St Croix Ironman 70.3||4:36:01|
|2 April 2011||1st||California Ironman 70.3||4:26:18|
|5 March 2011||2nd||Ironman New Zealand||9:31:33|
|9 October 2010||1st||Kona Ironman World Championships||8:58:36|
|12 September 2011||1st||Muskoka Ironman 70.3||4:28:36|
|1 August 2011||1st||Calgary Ironman 70.3||4:21:32|
|18 July 2011||1st||Vineman Ironman 70.3||4:15:51|
|12 June 2010||3rd||TriGrandPrix Basque Country||4:22:33|
|6 June 2010||1st||Rev3 Half Quassy||4:23:38|
|25 April 2010||2nd||St Anthony's Triathlon||2:00:20|
|27 March 2010||1st||California Ironman 70.3||4:20:29|
|10 October 2009||2nd||Kona Ironman World Championships||9:13:59|
|13 September 2009||1st||Muskoka Ironman 70.3||4:24:48|
|2 August 2009||1st||Calgary Ironman 70.3||4:11:05|
|28 June 2009||1st||Aflac Irongirl Atlanta||1:13:55|
|14 June 2009||1st||Eagleman Ironman 70.3||4:13:27|
|7 June 2009||1st||Rev3 Half Quassy||4:27:26|
|3 May 2009||2nd||St Croix Ironman 70.3||4:35:21|
|4 April 2009||1st||California Ironman 70.3||4:25:02|
|7 December 2008||2nd||Laguna Phuket Triathlon||2:50:02|
|16 November 2008||1st||St Croix Triathlon||2:20:27|
|8 November 2008||12th||Clearwater Ironman 70.3 World Championships||4:22:29|
|6 October 2008||13th||Dallas Triathlon||2:03:26|
|7 September 2008||5th||Los Angeles Triathlon||2:06:50|
|27 July 2008||1st||Newfoundland Ironman 70.3||4:27:23|
|12 July 2008||11th||Minneapolis Lifetime Fitness Triathlon||2:08:52|
|29 June 2008||1st||Buffalo Springs Lake Ironman 70.3||4:23:28|
|14 June 2008||1st||Battle at Midway Triathlon||2:04:56|
|1 June 2008||3rd||Escape from Alcatraz Triathlon||2:16:47|
|4 May 2008||1st||St Croix Ironman 70.3||4:33:39|
|27 April 2008||3rd||St Anthony’s Triathlon||2:01:52|
|13 April 2008||1st||Las Vegas Iron Girl||1:56:22|
|29 March 2008||2nd||California Ironman 70.3||4:25:51|
|10 February 2008||1st||Geelong Ironman 70.3||4:24:27|
|2 December 2007||2nd||Laguna Phuket Triathlon||2:44:28|
|18 November 2007||1st||St Croix Triathlon||2:17:12|
|10 November 2007||1st||Clearwater Ironman 70.3 World Championships||4:07:25|
|14 October 2007||3rd||Dallas US Open Triathlon||1:59:11|
|9 September 2007||3rd||Los Angeles Triathlon||2:07:17|
|2 September 2007||2nd||Singapore Ironman 70.3||4:17:17|
|26 August 2007||5th||Chicago Triathlon||2:04:07|
|22 July 2007||1st||Spirit of Racine Half Ironman||4:16:43|
|15 July 2007||7th||Minneapolis Lifetime Fitness Triathlon||2:05:20|
|24 June 2007||2nd||Buffalo Springs Lake Triathlon||4:20:06|
|10 June 2007||2nd||Eagleman Ironman 70,3||4:13:19|
|5 May 2007||2nd||Wildflower||4:38:14|
|29 April 2007||4th||St Anthony’s Triathlon||2:00:18|
|25 March 2007||18th||Mooloolaba World Cup||2:03:16|
|4 February 2007||5th||Perth||1:04:51|
|11 November 2006||3rd||Clearwater Ironman 70.3 World Championships||4:16:44|
|30 July 2006||22nd||Salford BG Triathlon World Cup||2:08:16|
|23 July 2006||25th||Corner Brook BG Triathlon World Cup||2:13:27|
|16 July 2006||16th||Minneapolis Lifetime Fitness Triathlon||2:06:29|
|21 May 2006||1st||Baja Ironman 70.3||4:31:13|
|7 May 2006||1st||St Croix Ironman 70.3||4:30:13|
|16 April 2006||4th||Ishigaki ITU Triathlon World Cup||1:58:58|
|19 February 2006||11th||Hobart ITU Triathlon Oceania Cup||2:08:34|
|10 September 2005||31st||Gamagori ITU Triathlon World Champs||2:04:43|
|6 August 2005||2nd||Fredericia Long Course World Championships||6:27:10|
|23 July 2005||8th||Edmonton ITU Triathlon World Cup||2:03:08|
|17 July 2005||9th||Cornerbrook ITU Triathlon World Cup||2:11:20|
|26 June 2005||1st||Mountaineer Half Ironman||4:36:55|
|13 June 2005||3rd||Eagleman Half Ironman||4:25:25|
|22 May 2005||2nd||Florida Half Ironman||4:30:20|
|15 May 2005||7th||Ishigaki ITU Triathlon World Cup||2:03:12|
|16 April 2005||10th||Honolulu ITU World Cup||2:09:37|
|27 February 2005||2nd||Port Macquarie Half Ironman||4:13:04|
|26 September 2004||1st||Nice Long Course Triathlon||7:15:07|
|25 July 2004||2nd||Salford ITU Triathlon World Cup||2:09:16|
|18 July 2004||10th||Corner Brook ITU Triathlon World Cup||2:16:28|
|11 July 2004||14th||Edmonton ITU World Cup||2:01:16|
|9 May 2004||12th||Madeira ITU Triathlon U23 World Championships||2:01:07|
|7 June 2003||12th||Tongyeong ITU Triathlon World Cup||2:00:53|
|15 June 2003||4th||Gamagori ITU Triathlon World Cup||1:59:04|
|27 July 2003||15th||Salford ITU Triathlon World Cup||2:06:31|
|3 August 2003||10th||Tiszaujvaros ITU Triathlon World Cup||1:58:51|
|10 August 2003||4th||New York ITU Triathlon World Cup||2:01:07|
|6 December 2003||2nd||Queenstown ITU Triathlon U23 World Champs||2:11:53|
|9 November 2002||2nd||Cancun ITU Triathlon U23 World Championships||2:02:41|
|1 September 2002||2nd||Lake Tinaroo Half Ironman||4:34:56|
|28 July 2002||38th||Tiszaujvaros ITU triathlon World Cup||2:02:36|
- source: "Results". mirindacarfrae.com. Retrieved 20 December 2011.
- "Mirinda Carfrae". Retrieved 14 February 2010.
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- "Official Race Results". Ironman.com. WTC. Retrieved 16 October 2014.
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- "Press Release – 2004 ITU Salford World Cup". Retrieved 14 February 2010.
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