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Sarah Crowley
Australia
World Rank
28
Weight
54kg
Height
1.68m
Age
38
DOB
02/4/83
Swim: SailfishBike: CanyonRun: Hoka One One
88%Swim85%Bike81%Run85%Overall
Athletes are measured as a percentage (for each discipline and overall) based on a relative comparison to the #1 ranked athlete who's rated at 100%.
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Sarah Crowley

“Keep it simple. Triathletes naturally over-complicate things.”

Wise advice from Adelaide-born Sarah Crowley, who until 2016 was a Director in Corporate Finance at Deloitte. Somebody adept at making complex issues into manageable targets.

From fourth place at the Hamburg age-group World Championships back in 2007, Crowley has come a long way in the sport. There was some serious talent racing in the 20-24 category that day, with the 2019 IRONMAN World Champion Anne Haug three places behind Sarah.

She wasted little time in expanding her international experience as part of the Australian Young Guns tour of Asia a year later (2008), before finishing third at Noosa, which remains one of her favourite events.

Sarah progressed to ITU World Cup and World Championship Series events over the next two seasons, before turning her attentions to running and cycling events. That was part of a strategy to focus on longer distance, non-drafting triathlon down the line.

After winning at IRONMAN 70.3 Cairns in 2012 on her return to triathlon, further victories followed in Korea (2015) plus Taiwan and China (2016), before arguably her breakthrough win in Bahrain at the end of the year in the 70.3 Middle East Championship.

Those 2016 results coincided with linking up with coach Cameron Watt. It was just the start and Crowley was about to step up her game again in 2017.

Collecting medals

National, European, Asia-Pacific and World Championships; Crowley collected a full set in 2017 as the move to full-time professional triathlete paid off.

She was Australian Long Course Champion and notched IRONMAN wins in both Cairns and Frankfurt before pulling on the green and gold to top the podium at the ITU Long Distance Triathlon Championship in Penticton, Canada.

There was one more test left for the season on the Big Island at Kona.

Finishing 15th on her World Championship debut 12 months earlier provided valuable education for the new Sarah, and she delivered once again. She came out on top of a tough battle with Heather Jackson on the run to complete the podium alongside Daniela Ryf and Lucy Charles.

Sarah returned to Germany for two full-distance races in 2018. There would be no repeat win in Frankfurt on a day when Daniela Ryf was simply breathtaking, but she did take third.

Just three weeks later however, she would break the tape in Hamburg for another win. Her next stop was Hawaii again. The fact she was disappointed with sixth at Kona was a measure of how far she had progressed.

Sarah wasted little time in getting her qualification in early. Another win on another continent in Mar Del Plata, Argentina, also meant that she added another IRONMAN Regional Championship title to her record. It also concluded her 2018 season.

Qualification in the bag, Crowley took the opportunity to race one of Europe’s legendary races in 2019. Inspired by the huge Bavarian crowds at Challenge Roth, she took second place behind Lucy Charles-Barclay in a blistering time of 8:38:11. That made her the fastest female iron-distance Australian ever.

It was now time to head back to Dig Me Beach and the Big Dance in Hawaii, where Sarah found herself in a battle with Lucy Charles-Barclay (again) over the closing miles for 2nd/3rd position. It was also the most pain she has ever experienced in a race.

“I am pretty sure I was hurting so bad in that race with Lucy that I was crying on my way down Palani. I just emptied the tank,” she said afterwards.

Lucy won that battle, but another Kona podium more than solidified Sarah’s status amongst the superstars of the sport.

Leaving a legacy

The sport of triathlon seems to become increasingly complex every year, something that Crowley takes in her stride.

She says: “I really enjoy learning about the technical components of the bike and the best aerodynamic solutions.”

Despite her impressive career, championships and medals are not the things which give her most pride. Instead that would be: “learning German, on my own.”

Sarah also has an unusual fear of umbrellas, explaining: “I have bad eyesight and I’m scared of being poked in the eye!”

While her greatest successes have come while taking on some of the toughest challenges the sport has to offer, Crowley has a more balanced view on how the sport can help the masses.

“I would like to have a legacy that triathlon is an inclusive, healthy sport and that longer distance is not always better.”

For the former Executive Board Member of Triathlon Australia and winner of the Deloitte Business Woman of the Year Awards, legacy is more than just talk.

Current PTO World Ranking Points
28
2021 IM Tulsa
77.42
2021 Challenge Miami
75.48
2021 Collins Cup
72.84
Average
75.25
Ranking History
#1#67#133#199#265201420152016201720182019202020212014Overall43.70 pts#231Swim113.47 pts#102Bike63.18 pts#262Run59.33 pts#2022015Overall171.63 pts#101Swim113.47 pts#138Bike150.01 pts#87Run138.68 pts#802016Overall243.75 pts#39Swim118.35 pts#141Bike185.87 pts#27Run178.35 pts#222017Overall300.38 pts#6Swim166.16 pts#39Bike203.20 pts#12Run188.52 pts#152018Overall309.52 pts#8Swim166.16 pts#41Bike203.20 pts#15Run182.47 pts#222019Overall343.36 pts#4Swim172.79 pts#26Bike214.43 pts#11Run193.91 pts#172020Overall343.36 pts#4Swim172.79 pts#22Bike214.43 pts#5Run193.91 pts#112021Overall75.25 pts#28Swim91.55 pts#23Bike83.04 pts#30Run71.16 pts#59
Results
51 Races14
1
6
2
9
3
2021
Points: NaN
DatePlaceRace
Swim
Bike
Run
OverallAITPoints
12 Sep
6
World Triathlon Long Distance Championship
56:30
4:44:59
3:03:17
8:48:37
71.4843
08:26:5671.48
5 Sep
5
Challenge Roth
53:18
4:26:32
3:09:35
8:32:26
65.6155
08:07:1865.62
28 Aug
14
Collins Cup
29:23
1:58:59
1:10:51
3:43:04
72.8357
03:34:2072.84
11 Jul
1
IM 70.3 Ecuador
26:54
2:30:31
1:26:00
4:27:56
70.7359
04:16:4070.74
23 May
6
IM Tulsa
53:33
4:56:38
3:11:40
9:06:29
77.4239
08:48:3577.42
1 May
10
IM 70.3 St. George
26:07
2:28:56
1:25:47
4:25:21
62.9138
04:11:2262.91
11 Apr
DNF
IM 70.3 Texas
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--:--
--:--
--:--
04:07:46-
12 Mar
8
Challenge Miami
24:13
1:36:23
1:05:25
3:07:54
75.4767
03:01:1475.48
2020
Points: NaN
DatePlaceRace
Swim
Bike
Run
OverallAITPoints
6 Dec
24
Challenge Daytona
26:00
1:56:57
1:14:55
3:40:32
60.2253
03:28:0760.23
27 Sep
2
IM Cairns
53:18
5:01:51
3:23:21
9:22:03
80.2143
09:05:5180.21
13 Sep
2
IM 70.3 Sunshine Coast
25:18
2:19:18
1:24:41
4:13:30
79.8609
04:06:0479.86
2019
Points: NaN
DatePlaceRace
Swim
Bike
Run
OverallAITPoints
24 Nov
1
IM Arizona
55:09
4:45:01
3:03:36
8:49:37
100.775
08:50:14100.78
3 Nov
3
Noosa Triathlon
17:31
59:40
36:36
1:59:00
0
--
12 Oct
3
IM Hawaii
54:05
4:50:13
2:59:20
8:48:13
116.674
09:01:46116.67
8 Sep
1
IM 70.3 Santa Cruz
25:56
2:16:11
1:22:15
4:09:04
98.8829
04:08:3998.88
7 Jul
2
Challenge Roth
54:38
4:40:13
3:00:02
8:38:11
116.05
08:50:58116.05
9 Jun
2
IM Cairns
51:19
4:50:48
3:08:03
8:53:37
110.634
09:02:16110.63
12 May
2
IM 70.3 Vietnam
24:43
2:17:14
1:23:19
4:08:54
107.067
04:11:34107.07
24 Mar
1
IM 70.3 Taiwan
26:46
2:22:35
1:21:18
4:21:03
82.0351
04:14:1282.04
2018
Points: NaN
DatePlaceRace
Swim
Bike
Run
OverallAITPoints
2 Dec
1
IM Mar del Plata
22:23
4:51:10
3:01:54
8:20:17
97.0554
08:18:0597.06
13 Oct
6
IM Hawaii
54:19
4:43:09
3:10:29
8:52:30
93.8722
08:47:3993.87
9 Sep
1
IM 70.3 Santa Cruz
25:29
2:17:00
1:24:05
4:11:40
88.8223
04:07:3188.82
29 Jul
1
IM Hamburg
22:48
4:34:45
3:05:36
8:08:21
100.364
08:08:37100.36
8 Jul
3
IM Germany
55:35
5:05:37
3:04:36
9:11:31
87.8352
09:01:3887.84
6 May
DNF
IM 70.3 Busselton
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--:--
--:--
--:--
04:00:13-
2017
Points: NaN
DatePlaceRace
Swim
Bike
Run
OverallAITPoints
19 Nov
14
Island House
--:--
--:--
--:--
2:32:02
0
--
14 Oct
3
IM Hawaii
53:07
4:57:51
3:05:36
9:01:38
112.105
09:11:39112.11
27 Aug
1
ITU Long Distance
42:56
3:09:24
1:55:37
5:51:23
0
--
9 Jul
1
IM Germany
56:17
4:40:32
3:05:12
8:47:58
96.4881
08:45:1296.49
11 Jun
1
IM Cairns
57:06
4:50:00
3:06:01
8:58:14
91.7871
08:51:4191.79
19 Feb
3
IM 70.3 Geelong
28:02
2:31:05
1:24:34
4:27:34
58.8652
04:12:0158.87
27 Jan
3
IM 70.3 Dubai
27:13
2:14:28
1:19:54
4:06:23
86.7541
04:01:3586.75
2016
Points: NaN
DatePlaceRace
Swim
Bike
Run
OverallAITPoints
10 Dec
1
IM 70.3 Bahrain
30:28
2:14:56
1:20:40
4:10:59
86.6793
04:06:0486.68
8 Oct
15
IM Hawaii
58:58
5:13:54
3:24:56
9:42:34
61.5935
09:10:5061.59
25 Sep
2
Challenge Jeju
26:33
2:28:34
1:31:23
4:26:30
69.4334
04:14:4969.43
4 Sep
13
IM 70.3 World Championship
27:15
2:26:52
1:23:54
4:22:33
71.5843
04:11:4971.58
14 Aug
1
IM 70.3 Chungju
27:45
2:34:04
1:29:30
4:33:33
61.6863
04:18:4161.69
7 Aug
3
IM 70.3 Philippines
28:45
2:22:49
1:25:49
4:21:53
73.1197
04:11:4473.12
12 Jun
3
IM Cairns
57:28
5:03:50
3:14:02
9:19:56
83.946
09:06:4683.95
3 Apr
7
IM 70.3 Putrajaya
29:08
2:27:18
1:44:18
4:44:59
13.0914
04:12:0713.09
27 Mar
1
IM 70.3 Taiwan
28:07
2:25:37
1:27:19
4:24:44
43.7959
04:04:0943.80
7 Feb
4
IM 70.3 Geelong
27:49
2:26:23
1:26:58
4:25:11
57.9993
04:09:2858.00
2015
Points: NaN
DatePlaceRace
Swim
Bike
Run
OverallAITPoints
13 Dec
DNF
IM 70.3 Ballarat
--:--
--:--
--:--
--:--
04:05:10-
14 Nov
4
IM Malaysia
58:37
5:08:05
3:46:02
9:58:26
56.9708
09:22:0956.97
4 Oct
1
IM 70.3 Korea
29:35
2:28:50
1:22:43
4:22:59
47.8384
04:03:5447.84
13 Sep
4
IM 70.3 Sunshine Coast
28:25
2:23:11
1:22:23
4:16:51
59.967
04:02:1859.97
14 Jun
4
IM Cairns
56:24
5:17:38
3:20:24
9:38:43
49.19
08:57:4449.19
8 Feb
3
IM 70.3 Geelong
25:52
2:30:48
1:21:15
4:20:52
54.6943
04:04:1654.69
2014
Points: NaN
DatePlaceRace
Swim
Bike
Run
OverallAITPoints
14 Sep
7
IM 70.3 Sunshine Coast
27:45
2:28:22
1:32:08
4:31:04
31.2216
04:05:4331.22
8 Jun
11
IM 70.3 Cairns
27:08
2:39:56
1:30:18
4:41:12
12.476
04:08:3412.48
2013
Points: NaN
DatePlaceRace
Swim
Bike
Run
OverallAITPoints
8 Sep
26
IM 70.3 World Championship
30:11
2:49:44
1:39:11
5:03:59
0
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Ranking per Season
Overall
Year
Points
Position
2021
75
28
2020
343
4
2019
343
4
2018
309
8
2017
300
6
2016
243
39
2015
171
101
2014
43
231
Swim
Year
Points
Position
2021
91
23
2020
172
22
2019
172
26
2018
166
41
2017
166
39
2016
118
141
2015
113
138
2014
113
102
Bike
Year
Points
Position
2021
83
30
2020
214
5
2019
214
11
2018
203
15
2017
203
12
2016
185
27
2015
150
87
2014
63
262
Run
Year
Points
Position
2021
71
59
2020
193
11
2019
193
17
2018
182
22
2017
188
15
2016
178
22
2015
138
80
2014
59
202
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