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First name: Craig
Last name: Alexander
DOB: 22nd June, 1973
Email: [email protected]
Resides: Sydney, Australia and Boulder, USA
Language(s) spoken: English
Time zone: Australian Eastern Time Zone (UTC+10:00)
Qualifications: Bachelor of Applied Science (Physiotherapy)
Experience in triathlon: 20 years
Recent coaching achievements:
Paul Matthews – 2014 Ironman Melbourne (2nd Place)
5 x Triathlon World Champion
3 x Ironman World Champion KONA (2008, 2009, 2011)
2 x Ironman 70.3 World Champion (2006, 2011)
Ironman World Championship Record (2011 – 8:03:56)
Winner of Life Time Fitness Triathlon (2005)
4 x Triathlete of the Year, USA Triathlete Magazine
3 x Male Triathlete of the Year, Competitor Magazine
Endurance Sports Awards
Australian Sports Performer of the Year (2009)
One of 10 Greatest Male Iron-Distance Triathletes of All Time (Inside Triathlon Magazine – 2011)
One of 15 Greatest Male Triathletes of All Time (Inside Triathlon – 2011)
Voted Number 3 – The 25 Greatest Male Triathletes Of All Time (Triathlete Magazine 2014)
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Crowie has been told he’s the kind of person you’d love to have as a neighbour.
Okay, so he doesn’t have much in way of tools in his garage (there are plenty of smelly old running shoes and some pretty good training equipment, however) but he does have a stack of enthusiasm and a pile of interesting experiences to share with the whole street!
So here’s how it all began: In 2006, Crowie won the inaugural 70.3 Ironman World Championship. Then, in 2008, he claimed the Hawaiian Ironman World Championship for the first time, confirming his triathlon status as “Alexander the Great”.
In 2011, at 38 years of age, Crowie achieved what no other man in the history of Triathlon was able to: he won both the Half Ironman and Ironman World Championships in the same year. By winning his third Hawaiian Ironman World Championship he also claimed a new world record time and a new “King of Kona” was crowned.
Craig was humbled when Ironman legend and six-time World Champion Dave Scott lauded him as “The first true men’s champion the sport has seen in years.”
At the core of Crowie’s success and achievements is an appreciation index that’s thankful for every breath and a self-assured humility that has been forged in the foundry of bloody hard work. Crowie is known for his humble attitude and he combines this with a firm love for sport and the lifestyle it affords his family.
Crowie is also a tertiary qualified Physiotherapist, Media contributor, Professional Speaker, former bar tender, waiter, labourer and ‘net learner’. He’s an avid fan of many sports, including his first love of soccer, and he has a ‘Rain Man’ like ability to recall obscure statistics and famous plays.
The most important thing to Craig is family. He is beyond proud of his wife (and the love of his life) Nerida, and his three amazing kids, Lucy, Austin and Lani. Everything Craig does starts and ends at home with his family. Crowie’s won a lot of titles over the years but the one he likes best is ‘Daddy’.
‘Team Alexander’ is often referred to as the ‘first family of triathlon’ and they divide their time between their base in Cronulla, New South Wales, Australia, and their home-away-from-home in Boulder, Colorado.