Brendan Sexton Brendan Sexton (#5) amongst the leaders during the 2012 Mooloolaba Triathlon World Cup on March 24, 2012 in Mooloolaba, Australia. (Photo: ITU via Getty Images)

Olympic Information

    Debut

Recent Performances

  • 31st - 2012 World Triathlon Series (Madrid, Spain)
  • 56th - 2012 World Triathlon Series (San Diego, USA)
  • 5th - 2012 Triathlon World Cup (Mooloolaba, Australia)
  • 1st - 2012 Oceania Championships (Devonport, Australia)
  • 15th - 2011 Triathlon World Championship Series (Yokohama, Japan)
  • 31st - 2011 Triathlon World Championship Series (London, United Kingdom)
  • 16th - 2011 Triathlon World Championship Series (Hamburg, Germany)
  • 1st - 2011 Triathlon World Cup (Monterrey, Mexico)

Career Highlights

  • Winning silver at U/23 World Championships in Hamburg, 2007
  • Winning silver at the Mooloolaba World Cup, 2011
  • Placing 4th at the Sydney World Championships, 2011

Interesting Facts

  • Brendan Sexton began competing in triathlon when he was 15 in his home town of Maitland in NSW. Having swum at his local pool since he was 7 his parents encouraged him to give the junior triathlon event a go and he never looked back. He made his first national team two years later at the age of 17.
  • Sexton made a name for himself in 2011, placing fourth in the World Championships in Sydney, winning the Monterrey World Cup in Mexico and coming runner up in both the Mooloolaba World Cup and Oceania Cup in New Zealand.
  • He took out his first Oceania Championship in 2012 in Devonport, Tasmania after knocking off a field that included London teammate Courtney Atkinson. He backed up his win with another strong performance as he finished 5th at the hotly contested Mooloolaba World Cup event.
  • In his final race prior to selection Sexton finished 31st in the World Cup event held in Mexico after coming out of the swim towards the back of the pack. Despite not getting the result he wanted, he was named to his first Olympic Team off the back of some consistently strong performances throughout the qualifying period.
  • Sexton balances his schedule throughout the year between Melbourne, training for 5 months of the year at the Victorian Institute of Sport, and Europe to ensure he gives himself the best chance to perform on the international stage.

Sport

Years on national team

4

Coach

Johanthan Hall (2007 - current)
Jamie Turner (2004 - 2006)

Primary Training Base

Melbourne, Australia

Secondary Training Base

Vitoria, Spain

Institute/Academy

Victorian Institute of Sport, Melbourne

Education

Primary

East Maitland Primary School (NSW, Australia)

Secondary

Maitland Grossmann High School (NSW, Australia)


Triathlon Team

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