GCPSH Supported Athletes
Name: Katie Kelly – Elite Para Triathlete
Olympic Gold Medallist & World Champion Para Triathlon
In February 2015, Katie gained selection on Triathlon Australia’s elite Paratriathlon program after she was diagnosed as Legally Blind due to a deaf/blind condition known as Usher Syndrome. After winning the Paratriathlon PT5 (Vision Impaired) World Championships in September 2015 with Michellie Jones as her Guide, Katie and Michellie then went on to win Australia’s first Paratriathlon medal at the 2016 Rio Paralympics, where they won the Gold medal.
In 2014 he represented Australia at the Commonwealth Games and Pan Pacific Championships in the 400m & 1500m freestyle.
Sport: Track & Field (Middle distance running)
– 6th Womens 800m Australian Athletics Championships 2017
– 1st Womens 800m QLD Athletics Championships 2017
– 1st Womens 1500m QLD Athletics Championships 2017
– 2nd Bridge to Brisbane womens 5km 2016
Sport: Swimming, trains under coach Richie Scarce at Bond Swimming with Cameron McEvoy & Tommy Fraser-Holmes
In 2016 Elijah proved he had the midas touch by winning seven gold medals in the seven events he swam in at Age Swimming Nationals: the men’s 15 years’ 100m, 200m and 400m freestyle; 100m and 200m butterfly; and 200m and 400m individual medley.
He also swam personal bests in all seven events and set three new Queensland age records in the men’s 15 years’ 100m, 200m and 400m freestyle events.
A typical week for Elijah involves nine two-hour sessions in the pool, two gym sessions, a run, core strength work and pilates plus a sports physio maintenance session.
As a student at King’s Christian College at Reedy Creek, Winnington also has to find time to study.
Sport: Pro Triathlon (long course)
Goals: I aspire to apply myself and increase my ability in triathlon by focusing on being the best professional Triathlete I can be, both in and out of competition. I aim to conduct myself in a professional manner that not only sees me succeed but also motivates and encourages others. I aim to show that Triathlon is by far the best sport in the world and that it is a sport open to anybody who aims for self development
How did you first get into triathlon: I started in a team doing the cycle leg in a local gatorade race, I road a female road bike with sand shoes on. We went on to win the race and I posted one of the quickest bike splits.
* 70.3 World Championships competitor (1.9km swim/90km bike/21.1km run)
* Australian 70.3 Age group series winner (fastest amateur)
* Elite energy Ultimate Pro men series winner
* Qld Olympic Distance Champion & Duathlon Champion
* Multiple top 3 70.3 pro men
Name: Caine Warburton
Sport: Trail and Ultra Running
Goals: Throughout my adult life running and adventure have been the catalyst for many life changing moments. I am a father, husband, runner and adventurer, each of these things are deeply intertwined. I seek to push my mental and physical limits in the search of adventure and hope to share, inspire and motivate others to do the same.
For me Ultra marathons are an excuse to spend longer exploring the natural beauty of our world while challenging your mind and body to go places it has never been before.
Run hard, Think big, Be Strong.
Follow Caine’s blog at Running On The Edge
Name: Jake Montgomery
Sport: Pro Triathlon
Goals: I have completed one year of University at Wollongong in 2012 but have differed to focus on my career as a successful triathlete. I have, in the past, been fortunate enough to train with the Australian ITU squad from which I gained a lot of experience. I traveled through Europe for over 3 months with the Australian squad in 2013 in which I raced in Sprint/Olympic distance Continental Cups and for a French Grand Prix Team.
I have been coaching myself for the past 2 years and have found it to be working really well for me, I do take advantage of training with friends when I am given the chance but each session is up to me. This has been going well, as I am able to balance training with occasional work. I am also a member of Coogee Triathlon Club and my local cycling and running clubs.
A huge decision very early in 2015, was that I would make the switch from ITU to have a crack at Long Course/70.3 racing. I have always thought I would be better suited to the longer distance, being strong in each discipline which is crucial in non-drafting racing, particularly my swim and bike. I had a very successful year racing ITU in Europe but was very keen to take this new road to long course racing.
More from Jake here