Louise Mackinlay Collection

Louise Mackinlay Collection

 

Louise Mackinlay (Bonham)

It was a series of wins in quick succession that brought Mackinlay to the attention of the broader triathlon community. In January 1986, she won the MacMasters Beach Triathlon, the ACT Sri Chinmoy Triathlon and the Aquatic Festival Triathlon. Later in the year Mackinlay finished in the top ten of the 1986 IRONMAN Hawaii, and placed first in her age group. It was by far the best performance by an Australian woman at the iconic event since its inception. She followed up her debut IRONMAN performance with a win at the ultra distance Great Lakes International Triathlon. Off the back of this string of successes, Mackinlay was voted 1987 Triathlete of the Year. Louise went on to win the IRONMAN Australia three years in a row (from 1987-1989).

Excerpt from: Hunt, J (2014) Multisport dreaming: The foundations of triathlon in Australia, p.77.

Louise was inducted into the Triathlon Australia Hall of Fame in 2014. Read more about her extraordinary performances on the Triathlon Australia website.

DOI https://doi.org/10.4225/57/55628b8989897

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Achievements and press releases, Jane Hunt

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Career results 1985 - 1989, Jane Hunt

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Coral Coast Triathlon 1990, Jane Hunt

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Coral Coast Triathlon, 1991, Jane Hunt

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Cronulla Triathlon Club Newsletter, Jane Hunt

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David Hawkins Memorial Triathlon, Jane Hunt

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Greater Wilkes-Barre Triathlon, Jane Hunt

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Great Lakes Triathlon, 1987, Jane Hunt

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Greg Welch, Jane Hunt

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Lake Macquarie City Triathlon, Jane Hunt

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Louise Bonham Profile 1986-1992, Jane Hunt

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Louise Bonham Triathlon career results, Jane Hunt

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Miscellaneous, Jane Hunt

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Miscellaneous, event results, Jane Hunt

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New South Wales Sportswoman of the Year 1987 brochures, Jane Hunt

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New South Wales Sportswoman of the Year 1989 brochure, Jane Hunt

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Pan Am/Sheraton Hotels Wisemans Triathlon, Jane Hunt

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Royal National Park Triathlon, Jane Hunt

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Triathlon International de Macon, Jane Hunt

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Triple M, Nissan Triathlon, Jane Hunt

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Wangaratta Triathlon, Jane Hunt