Triathlete Miles Stewart never entered a race thinking about finishing second. The harder and faster the race, the more he hunted victory. Perhaps Stewart's biggest asset was his consistency and his deadly finishing sprint. He always seemed to perform well in races that counted.
His professional career started with a bang when he placed third in his first ever event at just 15-years-old. Stewart had found the sport that would make him a reckoning force. Miles Stewart made his first world championship pro team in 1989, aged 18, and finished a creditable fourth behind Mark Allen, the most successful competitor in triathlon history.
At age 20, Stewart experienced one of the defining moments of his career, winning the illustrious World Championship in his hometown, the Gold Coast. He remains the youngest triathlete ever to be World Champion.
Miles Stewart went on to win the World Indoor Championship, a World Cup Championship, 10 ITU World Cup wins, the 1996 and 2000 Australian Championships.
In 2000, the triathlon made its debut as an Olympic sport at the Sydney Olympic Games. Stewart's father and long time coach, Col, was appointed as Head Australian Olympic Triathlon Coach. Under his father's guidance, Miles Stewart was the first Australian home in the event, finishing sixth overall. Continuing to perform at his peak, Stewart competed at the 2002 Commonwealth Games and finished only three seconds behind the winner, Canadian Simon Whitfield, to claim Silver for Australia. Later in 2002, Stewart had three consecutive wins in the ITU races throughout Japan, which he followed with another victory in Nice.
In 2005, Miles Stewart retired from the professional triathlon circuit ending a triumphant and wildly successful career spanning nearly two decades.
Miles Stewart remains actively involved with triathlons and his foremost priority is to help raise the level of junior talent in Australia. He shares his knowledge and experience with young aspiring athletes through training programs, giving back to the sport that enthralled his life, and ours, for 19 years.