Craig “Crowie” Alexander is an Australian triathlete who is the 2008, 2009 and 2011 Ironman Triathlon World Champion and he was born and raised in NSW, Australia. In 2006, Crowie won the inaugural 70.3 Ironman World Championship. Then, in 2008, he claimed the Hawaiian Ironman World Championship for the first time, confirming his triathlon status as “Alexander the Great”. In 2011, at 38 years of age, Crowie achieved what no other man in the history of triathlon had been able to do: he won both the Half-Ironman and Ironman World Championships in the same year.
By winning his third Hawaiian Ironman World Championship, he also claimed a new world record time and a new “King of Kona” was crowned. Craig was humbled when Ironman legend and six-time world champion Dave Scott lauded him as “The first true men’s champion the sport has seen in years.” Along with his wife, Neri, and his friend, John Minto, Craig has worked tirelessly for the KIDS Foundation for more than six years. They have attended camps and raised much-needed funds. Sometimes it is difficult to know who inspires who at the KIDS Foundation. There is a special bond between our ambassadors and the children. As with Craig, children recovering from severe burns trauma know all about facing repeat challenges.