Michellie Jones

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at the Summer Olympics, 2016
at the Summer Olympics, 2016
Personal information
Date of birth 6th September 1969 (age 50)
place of birth Fairfield (Sydney)
Nickname MJ
size 180 cm
Weight 60 kg
1991 Third ITU World Championship Series
1992, 1993 2 × winner of the ITU World Championship Series
1996 World champion Xterra Cross-Triathlon
1998, 2001 2 × vice-world champion triathlon short distance
2000 Second Olympic Games
2006 Ironman Hawaii winner
2016 Paralympic Games winner

Michellie Yvonne Jones AM (born September 6, 1969 in Fairfield ) is an Australian triathlete . She is a two-time world champion in the short distance, world champion in cross triathlon, silver medalist at the 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney and gold medalist at the Paralympic Games (2016).


Triathlon since 1990

Michellie Jones started her first triathlon in 1990.

In 1992 she became World Triathlon Champion in Canada on the short distance (1.5 km swim, 40 km run and 10 km run) and was able to defend this title in 1993 in Manchester. In 1993 she was third in the ITU Triathlon World Cup .

In November 1996 she became world champion in cross triathlon on Maui (1.5 km swimming, 32 km mountain bike and 12 km cross country run).

In 1998 she won the ITU Triathlon World Cup and repeated this success in 2000.

Michellie Jones won the silver medal behind Brigitte McMahon from Switzerland when the triathlon competitions were held for the first time at the 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney .

In summer 2004 she won the Escape from Alcatraz Triathlon for the eighth time . After these numerous successes over the short distance, Jones started for the first time in the Ironman Florida over the long distance in November 2004 , was able to finish the race as the winner and thus qualify for a starting place at the Ironman Hawaii in October 2005.

Ironman Hawaii 2006 winner

In October 2006 she became the first Australian to win the Ironman Hawaii (Ironman World Championship), after having finished second here the previous year.

Michellie Jones (right) as guide for the blind Katie Kelly at the 2016 Summer Paralympics

In September 2014, she was in Edmonton, Canada on the triathlon sprint distance ITU world champion in the age group 45-49.

Paratriathlon since 2015

Since the 2015 season Michellie Jones has been active as a “guide” for her compatriot, the blind triathlete Katie Kelly .

Paratriathlon (750 m swim, 20 km bike / tandem and 5 km run) was held for the first time at the Paralympic Games in 2016 and Katie Kelly won the gold medal with Jones in Rio de Janeiro on September 11th .

Michellie Jones lives in Carlsbad, California .


Sporting successes

(DNF - Did Not Finish )

Web links

Commons : Michellie Jones  - collection of pictures, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. Kai Baumgartner: The Interview: Michellie Jones (AUS) - 'I didn't switch to the IRONMAN so that I would never be 1st.' . In: 3athlon.de . October 7, 2005. Archived from the original on January 17, 2006.
  2. ^ ITU Hall of Fame
  3. [Tim DeBoom, Michellie Jones, Kenneth Gasque and Jan War inducted into IRONMAN Hall of Fame Class of 2019] (August 13, 2019)
  4. Bell and Stevens take Ironman 70.3 Cancún ( Memento from May 20, 2014 in the Internet Archive )
  5. Kai Baumgartner: Escape from Alcatraz Triathlon: Leanda Cave and Hunter Kemper top . In: 3athlon.de . May 2, 2010. Archived from the original on May 7, 2010.
  6. 70.3 Cancun: Jones wins clearly, Sämmler second .
  7. ^ Gambles and Lavelle take Lake Stevens 70.3
  8. Oliver Half Ironman. Retrieved January 3, 2020 .
  9. Top results from the Ralphs California Half Ironman ( Memento from June 6, 2004 in the Internet Archive )
  10. ^ Lessing Pulls Away in Run
  11. Michellie Jones wins for the first time in Hawaii
  12. 6. Natascha Badmann's victory at the Ironman Hawaii (October 15, 2005)