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Triathlon Abroad Australia – est 2018

NEXT TOUR proposed for 2022

Triathlon Abroad Australia is a triathlon program and opportunity open to Australian and International elite junior/U23 athletes between the age of 16-22 years competing at the ITU level and/or athletes racing as a professional at the 70.3 IM/IM distance. The triathlon program will provide athletes with the opportunity to train and compete in Australia over a two-three month period across the Australian summer and then across either the European or American Summer events over a 4-6 week tour, through a period during the months of May / June / July / August / September of each year.

International athletes would arrive in December to commence the Australian season of events around Australia between December and March. Opportunities to race 70.3/IM events vary and available from September through to June. ITU racing opportunities are also available within Australia and/or New Zealand.

Australian junior/U23/IM athletes will travel to America/Europe through Australia’s Winter months to compete in up to 3 or 4 events 4-6 week period. The number of events will vary each year.

This is an opportunity that puts athletes in a unique position to experience different cultures, travelling and being part of a small super squad which is supported by Performance Triathlon Coaching and its head coach Corey Bacon.

Corey has extensive experience developing Elite Juniors to U23/elite competition including World Championships and is the former Australian Paralympic Rio Gold Medal triathlon coach. He has also coached many long course athletes to rankings of No.1 in the World and qualified athletes to Kona. Corey also has multiple Australian Coach of the Year awards under his belt.

All athletes are in very capable hands and full transparency is assured with all home coaches during their athletes journey with Triathlon Abroad Australia. Home coaches are encouraged to be a part of this journey.

Please note that there are limited spots available for International and Australian athletes each year. To be a part of the Triathlon Abroad Australia Program for 2022 and/or for further information please contact Coach Corey.

2019 Athletes

2019 – Angelique Moller – South Africa

2018 Athletes

2018 – Gezelde Strauss – South Africa

“I went over to Australia to learn what its like to be a professional triathlete and thats exactly what I got. Coach Corey never stopped teaching me about all the little things that makes a big difference in the sport. You would think that triathlon is only swim,bike and run, but its not its so much more than that, its a job from the moment you wake up till the moment you go to bed.

I also got to join an amazing group of athletes who took me in as one of their own. They are all fun and exciting to be around and have such a great passion for the sport. PTC is a talented squad where everyone can learn and push everyone else to be better than what they were yesterday and in all of that you still find yourself to have a bit of fun along the way.

In my 3 months of being in Australia, I got to race some off their best junior girls. I had some good races and some bad races, but Corey kept me on my toes and got me to realize that I can learn something from every race, no matter what the outcomes are.

I am proud to say that I will be joining the Europe tour in June 2018 where we will be 6 girls making history together. Its going to be one hell of an experience and I can’t wait to live it.”

2018 – Jana Petr – Switzerland

2013 – Juan Sebastián Rubio – Rubes – Colombia


“When you are a pro triathlete you always are looking for progress and knowledge, Coach Corey is that balance that I was looking for, we start working in my weaknesses and racing as an exams for continue progress, great Coach and a amazing person that it’s all about this.

Thankfully him help me to learn how to race, manage my strength and develop each part of the 3 disciplines of the triathlon all in 4 months. His ‘alma Mather’ comes from Darren Smith also great coach with good results. Thanks Coach for all hope, see you soon again.”