Lapped Athletes are some of Australia's top performers across many sports. From triathlon to the gym, we get behind local athletes to help them perform at their best.


Rory Thornhill

I am a current student athlete studying a double degree of Applied Data Analytics and Economics at ANU. I am currently in my final year competing as a Junior and will move up the ranks to compete as an U23 Elite Triathlete next season. Unfortunately, COVID has limited recent racing opportunities including a berth at the Junior World Championships and debut at the Elite Oceania Championships. The ultimate goal is the Olympics and Commonwealth Games and to have a prolonged professional career in the sport of Triathlon. 
 In addition to racing I also assist in coaching a variety of development Triathlon programs including, the ACT Talent Academy (ACTTA) and Western Region Academy of Sport (WRAS). I believe that giving back to the community is important, enabling others to have the same opportunities as me, as Triathlon has given me unforgettable experiences and development opportunities. 
 2021 *COVID Pandemic 
- Triathlon Australia Junior National Championships, 3rd 
- Triathlon Australia Mixed Team Relay National Championships, 4th (NSW) (Fastest split)
- Triathlon NSW Billigence State State Series 2nd 
 2020 *Broken wrist and COVID Pandemic 
NSWCCC Sporting Blue: Triathlon 
- Senior Boys, 2nd overall NSW All Schools Triathlon, 1st NSWCCC 
- Senior boys, 5th School Sport Australia Triathlon Championship, Sunshine Coast 
- NSW Open Mixed Team Relay, 1st School Sport Australia Triathlon Championship 
- 8th Overall Junior (U19) Australian Triathlon National Series (1st in age)
- Intermediate boys, 1st School Sport Australia Triathlon Championship, Penrith (2018) 
- NSW Intermediate Mixed Team Relay, 2nd School Sport Australia Triathlon Championship (2018) 
- Orange Sports Person of the Year 2018, finalist 
 In addition to Triathlon achievements I have represented NSW at a national level for swimming, athletics and cross country.

Alex Carter 


I started triathlon in 2018. I have previously been a state level light weight rower and prior to that a state water polo player for years. Stumbled into triathlon and haven't looked back 

 Currently my aim is to get to 70.3 Worlds and see where I place on a global scale. On a local scale I’m placing in the top 4 open women depending on the race length. I’m definitely more suited to longer races - Sprint distant races I find a killer! The last two 70.3’s I’ve raced I’ve placed 1st at Busselton (2nd female overall) and 2nd at Cairns in my age group. So definitely keen to see where I rank when I finally get to Worlds!

 Daniel McDonnell

Currently residing in the Whitsundays, I am a 23 yr. old aviation firefighter on Hamilton Island with Airservices Australia, as well as a member of the retained auxiliary firefighters in Airlie beach with Queensland Fire Rescue & Emergency Service. 

Over the last 8 months I have made a return to the sport of triathlon which I raced competitively in from 10-15 yrs old. Placing top 10 in the state championships 2011/2012, I gained a spot on the QLD team for nationals

Mackay Olympic (2nd) 18th of April 

Hamilton Island hilly half 800m elevation  (1st) 2nd of may 

Cairns 70.3 (3rd age group, 11th overall) 6th of June 

Mackay men’s health sprint (1st) 

Airlie beach half marathon (1st) course record 

Sunny coast 70.3(3rd age group, 13th overall) 


Chloe Bateup


I am an elite junior triathlete currently living and training out of Melbourne, Victoria with an aspiration to complete a bachelor in laws. Competing at an elite level from the age of 13 I have grown to love the daily challenge of triathlon and am incredibly grateful for the travel opportunities it provides. 

Although COVID19 has disrupted many overseas racing opportunities such as a World Championship debut, I have been incredibly fortunate to have had successful domestic seasons during my time as a junior. Most notably, placing first and second respectively at the last two Australian National Junior Championships. 

With aspirations to compete at future Olympic and Commonwealth games, whilst juggling University and part-time work, adequate recovery and good quality gear is essential. For this reason, I am incredibly fortunate to be working alongside the lapped team. 


Callum McClusky

My main goal for 2022 is to qualify for the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham. Another goal for the year is to podium at an ITU World Cup event and compete on the World Triathlon Championships Series (WTCS) circuit.