Posted by: 4pack | February 10, 2009

“Ideal Shape” Profile: Craig Alexander, 36, Is World Champion Triathlete And Winner Of 2008 Ironman In Kona, Hawaii

craig-alexanderCraig Alexander is a world class professional triathlete with nearly a decade of racing experience. Craig, known as Crowie, is based in Boulder Colorado in the USA for the spring and summer, then heads home to Cronulla for the Australian summer.

Triathlon is a sport of balance

Having a background in physiology and anatomy, Craig has seen much success being self coached. Now, trying to take his racing to another level, he has enlisted the service of Chris Carmichael and Carmichael Training Systems. Craig has also recently begun training other athletes and running triathlon clinics.


1st Ironman World Championships, Hawaii, USA

1st Muskoka Ironman 70.3, Ontario, Canada

1st Newfoundland Ironman 70.3, Canada

1st St Croix Ironman 70.3, USA

2nd Vineman Ironman 70.3, USA

2nd Ironman 70.3, California, USA

2nd Kansas Ironman 70.3, USA

3rd Escape from Alcatraz Triathlon, San Francisco USA

4th St Anthony’s Triathlon, Florida USA

8th Life Time Fitness Triathlon


Facts & figures

Height: 180cm (approx 5’10”)

Weight: 68kg (approx. 150 lbs)


Favourite food : seafood, risotto, thai, mexican, chocolate

First triathlon:1994
Hobbies: sport, golf, surfing, guitar, coffee
Married to: Neri
Children: Lucy (Born 4th May ’05) and baby on the way, due April 2009
Birthdate: 22/06/73
Hometown: Cronulla, Sydney
Favorite workout: open water swim off Cronulla
Favourite city to visit:

New York

Best running trail:

Switzerland Trail, Boulder, CO, USA

Best beach:

Hungry Head (just south of Coffs Harbour); Clovelly; North Cronulla

Favourite destination:

Kona, Hawaii – swimming, biking and running. Craig has shown he has no weakness. He has mastered short course triathlon and half-ironman distance worldwide and has recently started competing over the ironman distance.



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