Luke is a Professional Triathlete from Australia born in the rural New South Wales township of Taree. Growing up on Queensland’s Gold Coast he now lives and trains in the USA basing in Encinitas, California.
Luke focus and passion is the Ironman distance. A strong all round athlete, Luke is sure to be battling for the lead wherever he races around the world.
A BIT OF HISTORY
He supplemented Triathlon with Cross Country and Track running and held numerous Queensland school titles and the 16 yrs Queensland Steeplechase record over 2000m.
Luke was selected in the Australian Duathlon team at 16 yrs old to compete in the World Championships at St Wendell, Germany. As the Under 20’s youngest competitor he finished 7th. In 1998 he became the youngest competitor in the St.George triathlon series, learning some valuable lessons in the Grand Prix style of racing. Subsequently Luke was selected in three Australian Junior teams for the World Championships. His best result was at Edmonton in 2001 where he finished third. He suffered the disappointment of a flat tyre at Perth 2000 and finished 9th U23 at Queenstown in 2003.
Luke was born and raised in NSW on the Mid North coastal town of Taree. From an early age he pursued sporting interests with a passion.Starting with Soccer and progressing to Rugby League, Cricket, Tennis, Golf, Little Athletics, Basketball, Running, Swimming and Water Polo.Luke became a State level swimmer at Primary school and then represented NSW in Under 14 Water Polo.
His interest in Triathlon was fired in the early 90’s when he was taken to Forster by his parents to help man an aid station at the Australian Ironman.
In 1995, he entered his first Triathlon at South West Rocks, NSW and won. From this point he was “hooked”. In 1996 the family moved to Queensland’s Gold Coast- a mecca for Triathlon training and racing. Luke was in his element, training and racing, honing new skills and challenging himself against older, seasoned competitors whenever he could.