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Darren Franken

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Name: Darren Franken

Nick Name: Daz

D.O.B: 20 September 1968

Place of Birth: Geelong

Academic Background: Advanced Certificate in Automotive Development

Professional Background: Motor Mechanic

Sporting background: Football

Personal Goals: Continue to improve Triathlon results and help others achieve their potential

Coaching accomplishments: Coached athlete achieved 20 min PB in Geelong Half Ironman

Interests: Football, Running & Triathlon

Career Highlights - Professional Triathlon

  • 2008 China Ironman 16th
  • 2004 Busselton Ironman 8th
  • 2004 Nt Territory long course 2nd
  • 2004 Cairns Half Ironman 2nd
  • 2004 Gold Coast Half Ironman 4th
  • 2004 Tassie Half Ironman 6th
  • 2004 Torquay long course 5th
  • 2004 Ironman qualifying series 2nd
  • 2003 Torquay long course 3rd
  • 2003 Japan Ironman 6th

Career Highlights - Age Group Triathlon

  • 2002 Forster Ironman 1st in age group 15th out right
  • 2002 Torquay long course 1st in age group 5th out right
  • 2001 Yeppoon ½ Ironman 1st in age group 3rd out right
  • 2001 Hawaii Ironman 23rd in age group, 128th out right 
  • 2001 Australian Ironman 5th in age group and 30th out right

Career Highlights - Marathon Running

  • 2001 Japan Marathon 16th out right (2:41 min)
  • 1999 Melbourne Marathon 8th out right (2:37 min)

Best Race Times -

  • 8:55 Forster Ironman & Busselton Ironman
  • 4:03 Yeppoon Half Ironman
  • 1:53 Olympic Distance