Pete Jacobs is one of Australia’s most recognised professional triathletes. He has had a string of successes in the past eight years including an 8th place at the Hawaii Ironman World Championships in 2009 which showed Pete’s 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 world’s 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. Pete is an avid supporter of IMP and the organisation’s objectives and direction. He has also mentored IMP graduate, Nat Heath, throughout Nat’s running and triathlon competitions.