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Troy de Haas

Troy de Haas
Medal record
Competitor for  Australia
Men's Athletics
Men's Orienteering
Junior World Championships
Bronze 1999 Varna Long

Troy de Haas (born 15 June 1979) is an Australian tower running, mountain running and orienteering competitor.

He made sporting history in 1999 when he won a bronze medal in the long event at the Junior World Orienteering Championships in Varna, Bulgaria. It was the first ever medal to be won by a non-European at the international level in the sport of Orienteering.[1]

In 2006 he achieved Australia's best ever men's result at a Senior World Orienteering Championships placing 7th in the sprint event in Nagoya, Japan. He was also a member of Australia's relay team that placed 6th at the 2001 World Championships in Tampere, Finland.

The world's biggest relay event, Jukola, was won by Turun Suunnistajat in 2001 with Troy running the 'long night' leg for the team. He is still today the only non-European to ever win Jukola.[2]

In recent years he has placed at national mountain running championships and international tower running races including Q1 (building), Fernsehturm Stuttgart, Swissotel The Stamford Singapore and Taipei 101. [3]

See also


External links

  • Jukola
  • Mountain Running
  • Athletics Australia
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