Mitch Anderson – Team Captain

Name: Mitchell Anderson


Job: Professional Triathlete

Date of Birth: 28/06/75

Place of Birth: Geelong aka the Paris of the South

Degrees: MBBS 2006, B.Physio Hons 1997, B.Sci (Hons) 1998

Lives: West Melbourne

Height: 179cm

Weight: 72kgMax HR: 195

VO2: 80mL/kg

Coach: self

Nickname: The Major, The Kaiser, The Flying Doctor (!), or just Mitch

The Story: Mitch grew up in Geelong and was an average all-rounder at school on and off the track. He moved to Melbourne after completing his formative years at Geelong College in 1993.

Mitch is now a professional triathlete and over-qualified to be a full-time athlete from an academic perspective! He began as a physio, smattered some exercise physiology into the mix before finishing as a medical doctor in 2006! He started racing as a full time professional in 2008.

Mitch has been an Ironman triathlete since 2000 and completed 24 Ironman triathlons, almost all under the magical 9 hour barrier. His fastest Ironman is 8h 12m and fastest bike split is 4h 18m (almost 42km/h!!). He has 5 Ironman Hawaii finishes to go with 6 Ironman Australia triathlon palmares. He excels on the bike, regularly riding race records and bike primes, with an ability to get off and run under 3 hours for the marathon.

Mitch’s best results include an 11 th overall at Ironman Hawaii and 1 st at Ironman WA 2005. He owns the bike course records at IM Australia, IM Western Australia, IM Japan and Geelong 70.3


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