Kerryn Harvey

  • Australia
  • Born: 1965

In 2013 while on a cycling trip in Adelaide, Kerryn was knocked from her bike.  After initially receiving treatment for cuts and bruises, she found herself in Royal Adelaide Hospital with a rare and aggressive bacteria called Necrotizing Fasciitis (more commonly known as flesh eating disease) that she had most likely picked up from the road at the site of the accident.  The only option was radical surgery to remove infected parts and attempt to stay ahead of the bacteria, which was a forequarter arm amputation, which involved the removal of her arm and entire shoulder.  The medical staff told her it was a miracle she had survived.  They also told her one very important piece of information – she survived because she was very fit.

As a passionate sportsperson, this did not stop Kerryn’s sporting career, since then she has competed in ITU para-triathlon events since 2015 with huge success and determination. Most recently, she won gold in her home country of Australia at the 2017 Devonport OTU Triathlon Oceania Championships.

Kerryn is the founder of the START Foundation, where she aims to empower amputees in life through sport.

Recent Highlights

- 2nd place at the 2017 Gold Coast ITU World Paratriathlon Series;
- Winner of the 2017 Devonport OTU Triathlon Oceania Championships;
- 3rd place at the 2016 Rotterdam ITU Paratriathlon World Championships;
- Winner of the 2016 Penrith ITU World Paratriathlon Event; and
- 2nd place at the 2016 Devonport OTU Paratriathlon Oceania Championships.  

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Latest Athlete Results
2018 ITU World Triathlon Para Championships Gold Coast
15 Sep, 2018 - PTS4 Women - 01:22:28
2018 Devonport ITU Paratriathlon World Cup
17 Feb, 2018 - PTS4 Women - 01:26:57
2018 St. Kilda OTU Paratriathlon Oceania Championships
14 Jan, 2018 - PTS4 Women - 01:14:24
2017 Gold Coast ITU World Paratriathlon Series
08 Apr, 2017 - PTS4 Women - 01:21:56
2017 Devonport OTU Triathlon Oceania Championships
18 Mar, 2017 - PTS4 Women - 01:25:26
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Athlete Fact Sheet
Given Name Kerryn
Family Name Harvey
Representing AUS
Para triathlon Class PTS4
Para triathlon Subclass
Year of Birth 1965
World Triathlon Athlete ID 92536
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