History of triathlon in Australia

Jane Hunt, Bond University

This project records and analysis the evolution of the sport of triathlon in Australia from a grueling novelty to a government funded Olympic sport with a broad participatory base and entrenched niche lifestyles. When Hunt began research for this history, there was no institutional archive, no central collection of magazines or race results, and no record of the colourful triathlon folklore that is perpetuated through tall stories told on training rides, and at post race banquets. She has drawn together an extensive collection of photographs, race booklets, administrative records, triathlon magazines and over two hundred oral histories, and used them to tell the story of the sport’s first thirty years in Australia.

Data in the form of: documents, images, audio files.

The data is now available in this repository. Click the link button on this page to go to the data set.

Also described in Research Data Australia.

Abstract