Loretta Harrop

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Personal information
Date of birth 17th July 1975 (age 45)
place of birth Brisbane, Australia
size 168 cm
Weight 53 kg
1999 ITU world champion triathlon
2000 5th Olympic Games
2004 Vice world champion triathlon
2004 2nd place Olympic Games
Resigned in 2007

Loretta Harrop (born July 17, 1975 in Brisbane ) is a former Australian triathlete . She is triathlon world champion (1999) and two-time Olympic participant (2000, 2004).


Loretta Harrop was an active swimmer in her youth and started triathlon at the age of 21. In 1997 she started for the first time at the World Championships on the Olympic distance (1.5 km swimming, 40 km cycling and 10 km running) and she finished twelfth in Perth. She was trained by Brett Sutton .

Triathlon world champion 1999

In September 1999 she became ITU triathlon world champion in Montreal . A year later, she started for Australia at the Olympic Games and finished fifth in Sydney in September 2000.

In 2002, her twin brother Luke Harrop died in a road accident while cycling - he was also a triathlete and Emma Snowsill's boyfriend at the time .

In 2004 she was runner-up on the short-distance triathlon in Portugal and she won the third edition of the Life Time Fitness Triathlon in Minneapolis, which is endowed with 500,000 US dollars .

Second Olympic Summer Games 2004

Harrop finished second in her second start at the Summer Olympics in Athens in August. In 2007 Loretta Harrop declared the end of her active career. She was able to win twelve World Cup races in her active time.

Loretta Harrop is married and lives in Seven Hills, Queensland with her husband and two children.


  • It was in April 2012 along with Emma Carney and Jackie Gallagher in the "Australian Triathlon Hall of Fame" added
  • Loretta Harrop was in 2014 by the International Triathlon Union (ITU) for inclusion in the "Hall of Fame" nominated in recognition of his sporting achievements in the 2016 Hall of Fame added (along with Brad Beven ).

Sporting successes

(DNF - Did Not Finish )

Web links

Individual evidence

  1. Portrait of Loretta Harrop (May 8, 2009)
  2. Loretta Harrop
  3. Tragic past, golden present (August 18, 2008)
  4. 3rd place at the ITU Oceanic Cup ( Memento from October 21, 2013 in the Internet Archive )
  6. Loretta Harrop retires (July 18, 2007)
  7. Brad Jones and Loretta Harrop Marriage Profile ( Memento of the original from October 23, 2013 in the Internet Archive ) Info: The archive link was inserted automatically and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. @1@ 2Template: Webachiv / IABot / marriage.about.com
  8. Three Aussie Greats Inducted into Triathlon Australia's Hall of Fame (March 15, 2012)
  9. ^ ITU Hall of Fame
  10. Loretta Harrop, Brad Beven receive triathlon's highest accolade with Hall of Fame induction (December 11, 2016)
  11. Noosa Triathlon in Australia (November 7, 2001)
  12. DTU press service triathlon at the Goodwill Games in Brisbane ( Memento from September 13, 2012 in the web archive archive.today )