After years of dominating Olympic distance non-drafting and half iron distance races, Crowie won the inaugural 70.3 Ironman World Championship in 2006. Then, in 2008, he claimed the Hawaiian Ironman World Championship for the first time and became one of only a select few to win back-to-back when he won it again in 2009; confirming his triathlon status as “Alexander the Great”.
In 2011, Crowie achieved what no other man in the history of Triathlon was able to: 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 champs record time as the oldest male (38) to ever win the ‘hardest single day in sport.’ 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.”
At the core of Crowie’s success and achievements is an appreciation index that’s thankful for every breath and a self-assured humility that has been forged in the foundry of bloody hard work. Crowie is known for his humble attitude and he combines this with a firm love for sport and the lifestyle it affords his family.
Crowie is also a tertiary qualified physiotherapist, media contributor, professional speaker, former bar tender, waiter, laborer and ‘net learner’. He’s an avid fan of many sports, including his first love of soccer, and he has a ‘Rain Man’ like ability to recall obscure statistics and famous plays.
The most important thing to Craig is family. He is beyond proud of his wife (and the love of his life) Nerida, and his three amazing kids, Lucy, Austin and Lani. Everything Craig does starts and ends at home with his family. Crowie’s won a lot of titles over the years but the one he likes best is ‘Daddy’.
In 2015, Crowie approached his core network of long-time coaches, advisors and training partners and formed ‘Sansego’, a coaching group that helps athletes see the path to success clearly and ‘without ego’, a philosophy that was a core principal to Crowie’s success and hundreds of Sansego coached athletes around the globe. Sansego offers training experiences around the world.