John’s Profile

This Blog is a fun and informative look at some random and wierd adventures of both Aussie and Global athletes inspired by the amazing feats of Australia’s legendary adventure & multisport racer John Jacoby.

John Jacoby is a highly motivated adventurer having achieved a global profile for his feats over almost three decades. Take a look at John’s CV below. Bloody impressive. They don’t build too many like this anymore.

Multiple Crowns

4 times World Marathon Kayaking Champion 1985, 86, 87 & 88

3 times World Multisport Champion (New Zealand Coast to Coast) 1988, 89 & 93

6 times Australian Kayaking Champion 10k to 42k between 1985 & 1993

5 times Winner JLL/JLW Challenge Mt. Buller to Melbourne 1994, 95, 96, 98 & 2001 (undefeated & race record holder)

2 times Winner JLL/JLW Challenge Katoomba to Sydney 1999 & 2000

5 times Winner Mars Challenge Ballarat to Barwon Heads 2001, 02, 03, 04 & 05 (undefeated & race record holder)

2 times Winner Tasmania 3 Peaks Race (Ocean Sailing & mountain running) ’94 & ’95

2 times Australian Rogaining Champion 1998 and 2001

Other Wins

1st place Eco Challenge, Maine, USA 1995

1st place Raid Gauloises – Krygyzstan 2003

1st place Mild Seven Outdoor Quest (4 day multisport race) Lijiang, China 2001

1st place Expedition British Virgin Islands Adventure Race 2001

1st place Extreme Adventure Hidalgo – Mexico 2005

1st place Mountain Designs Geoquest, NSW Australia, 2007

1st place Elf Authentique Adventure race Brazil 2000

1st place Western Isles Challenge, Scotland 1999

1st place Thredbo Enduro 1993

1st place Cradle to Coast multisport race (Tasmania) 1994

1st place Australian Winter Classic Multisport race Omeo, Australia 2001

Other Notable Results

5th place Eco Challenge British Columbia 1996

2nd place Eco Challenge Cairns 1997

2nd place Eco Challenge Morocco 1998

3rd place Eco Challenge Borneo 2000

3rd place Eco-Challenge Fiji 2002

3rd place Raid the North Extreme, Yukon, Canada 2002

4th place Raid Gauloises, Vietnam 2002

4th place Mild Seven Outdoor Quest, China 2000

4th place Mild Seven Outdoor Quest, Sabah 2003

3rd place Primal Quest, Colorado 2002

4th place Primal Quest, Lake Tahoe 2003

3rd place Discovery Channel Southern Traverse 2000

3rd place Discovery Channel World Championship Adventure Race, Switzerland 2001

2nd place Torquay Ironman Triathlon 9hr 23 min

2nd place The Endurance Race – Mt. Cook to Christchurch N.Z. 2003

6th place World Rogaining Championships, New Zealand 2000

Gold Coast Marathon PB 2hr 34 min

Kayaked across Bass Strait 1997 (east route)

Kayaked across Bass Strait 2004 (west route)

Kayaked west coast Tasmania Strahan to Southport 1999

Circumnavigated Stewart Island (NZ) in sea kayak 2004

Cycled around Tasmania (unassisted) aged 13 for 3 weeks, 1978


1987 – Presented with “Keys to City of Melbourne”(Only 6th athlete to be accorded this honour)

1986 & ’88 The Governors Amateur Sportsman of the Year Award

1988 – Finalist – Young Australian of the Year

1988 – Runner up “The Age” Sports star of the Year Award

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