He’s a five-time World Champion. In 2010, He was named one of Inside Triathlon Magazine’s 10 Greatest Male Iron-Distance Triathletes of All Time and one of Inside Triathlon Magazine’s 15 Greatest Male Triathletes of All Time. But then in 2011, he did what no professional triathlete has ever accomplished; winning both the Ironman 70.3 and Ironman World Championship in the same year. He was the oldest male (38) in history to win the infamous Ironman Hawaii AND he also broke the course record. Yet scour the globe and you’re unlikely to find a more humble athlete at the top of his professional game than Craig “Crowie” Alexander.
Universally revered and respected by the sporting community, his training partners and even his fiercest rivals, Crowie’s down-to-earth demeanor and kind, generous nature belie the intensity of his athletic drive and determination. His unmatched talent, wholesome values and laid-back Aussie vibe combine in an unaffected accessibility, making Crowie an ideal role model for up-and-comers in the sport he so loves.
Crowie takes nothing for granted, approaching each training session with the strictest discipline and every race with equal focus. His results are unmatched and reflect his unparalleled work ethic, as well as Crowie’s versatile talent across all triathlon distances: three-time Ironman World Champion (2008, 2009, 2011), two-time Ironman 70.3 World Champion (2006, 2011), three-time Australian Long Course Champion (2010, 2006, 2004), more than two dozen half Ironman victories and countless podium placings in every race format from sprint to full Ironman. The ever-modest Crowie has also received multiple prestigious sports awards and accolades and, perhaps most meaningfully, was lauded as “the first true men’s champion the sport has seen in years” by none other than Ironman legend and six-time World Champion Dave Scott.
When it comes to family, however, Crowie’s usual modesty is replaced by beaming pride for his wife and longtime love, Nerida, and the couple’s two spirited children, Lucy and Austin. Without question, the title Crowie cherishes most is “Daddy”. The first family of triathlon, Team Alexander divides their time between their home country base in New South Wales, Australia and their adopted home-away-from-home in Boulder, Colorado.
|Course Record Holder - Ironman Hawaii World Championship|
|3-time Ironman Hawaii World Champion|
|2012 Ironman 70.3 World Championship - 2nd Place|
|2012 EnduraFit Ironman 70.3 EagleMan Triathlon Champion|
|2012 Ironman Asia-Pacific Champion|
|2011 Ironman World Champion (Course Record)|
|2011 Triathlete of the Year|
|2011 Ironman 70.3 World Champion|
|2009 Ironman World Champion|
|2008 Ironman World Champion|
|2006 Ironman 70.3 World Champion|