Tyler Phillips

Sport: Triathlon
Age: 26
Hometown: Montrose
Profession: Teacher

Key race achievements:

  • Qualifying and finishing 2015 Ironman World Championships
  • Ironman Western Australia 2014 – 9:02, Kona Qual and 23rd Overall
  • Ballarat 70.3 2015 – 4:05, 70.3 World Champs Qual and 19th Overall
  • 2016 Australian Cross Tri Championships – 7th Overall

Sporting role model:

  • Greg Welch – One of the best all round triathletes of all time, first Aussie winner at Kona, I love the fun and laid back attitude he had and the way he overcame adversity.
  • My coach, Cameron Brown – Been competing at world class level for such a long time, prepares with such professionalism.
  • Michael Jordan – ‘The rarest of athletes, an incredibly gifted, overachiever’

Favourite race: 

  • Ironman World Championships, Kona, Hawaii
  • Ironman Western Australia, Busselton
  • Any Cross Triathlon

Goal(s) for 2016:

  • Ironman 70.3 World Championships – September 4th on the Sunshine Coast
  • ITU Cross Triathlon World Championships – November 20th at Lake Crackenback Resort