Multisport dreaming: The foundations of triathlon in Australia
by Jane E. Hunt

Dr Hunt first started researching and compiling her book Multisport dreaming: The Foundations of triathlon in Australia in 2010. The book was launched at Bond University 20 June 2014 and chronicles the evolution of triathlon in Australia which is full of triumphs and ‘firsts’. Australia hosted the first Olympic triathlon, the first fully professional race series and has produced wave after wave of age group and elite International Triathlon Union (ITU) and Ironman world champions.

Over the course of the project Dr Hunt conducted over 200 interviews and gathered a unique set of data on the topic in the form of audio and video interviews, newsletters, articles, race results, administrative records and photos from across Australia.

This site presents the original data collected by Dr Hunt.
Data may be entirely openly accessible or partially available depending on copyright or licencing restrictions.


This project is supported by the Australian National Data Service (ANDS). ANDS is supported by the Australian Government through the National Collaborative Research Infrastructure Strategy Program.

See the data set described in Research Data Australia

Also see the Open Data Project poster

The Book

Browse the Triathlon in Australia Open Data Set - Dr Jane E Hunt Collections:

Image Galleries
Special Collections
Audio Interviews
Gold Coast Case Study