Pete Jacobs Biography

Pete Jacobs has had a string of successes in the 8 years he has been a professional triathlete. An 8th place at the Hawaii Ironman World Championships in 2009 showed Peteís promise of being World Champion one day. At Hawaii in 2010 his 9th place (after a 4 minute penalty stop for taking too long to pass on the bike) was thanks to running the 3rd ever fastest marathon at the Hawaiian Ironman, and the fastest of the day, a 2:41:05. Then, in 2011 Pete proved to everyone and himself he is one of the best triathletes in the world by being runner up at the World Championships, and once again had the fastest run split with a 2:42:29.

Regarded as one of the worlds premier Ironman swimmers and runners, Pete knows his ability on the bike is there to use, and showed this when he won Ironman Australia 2011 in Port Macquarie after an 11 minute lead off the bike.

Peteís ability and talent has not gone unnoticed by the heavyweights of the sport and he has been named an ambassador for the John Maclean Foundation, an Australian based charity that supports young Australians who need assistance and was founded by Olympian, English Channel swimmer and Hawaii Ironman Hall of Famer John Maclean. Peteís profile and development within the sport helps to drive and maintain the close relationship that John and JMF has with Ironman.

In 2012 Peteís dream came true and his hard work paid off. He won the Ironman World Championship in Hawaii. His maturity and experience showed through with one of the most controlled performances seen on the big Island for a long time. Pete had the 3rd fastest splits for the swim, bike, and run, leaving him a winning advantage of 5minutes.

Pete is young enough and talented enough to be winning Ironman races for the next ten years. His career is still in the early developmental stages, and he can become the most successful Ironman triathlete ever. Pete will never stop learning and looking for a more efficient and smarter way to train and race, so you can be sure his foretold rise to the top of the world will not be short-lived.

Name: Pete Jacobs
Nickname: PJ
DOB : 27th Oct 1981
Height / Weight : 179cm / 70kg
Resides In: Noosa Heads, QLD Australia
Home Town: Sydney, NSW Australia
Ironmans Completed: 25

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Congratulations to the ASICS athletes who braved the cold water and competed in the Escape From Alcatraz.

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The 2012 IRONMAN World Championship was a momentous event this year. ASICS triathletes Pete Jacobs and Andy Potts taking the big win, and the 1st American to finish, respectively. This video follows these elite triathletes from pre-race to post-win during their time in Kona, HI.

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ASICS triathletes Andy Potts and Pete Jacobs took 1st and 2nd, respectively in the recent IRONMAN in Lake Placid, NY--with Andy's victory garnering him a ticket to the IRONMAN World Championships in Kona, Hawaii this October!

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