el has been with Fuelary since her first year in triathlon. It was an honor to watch her shine as such a newbie triathlete winning all her races. Incredible.
elissa continued her winning streak into 2013 with victories over the longer course triathlons at the Australian Long Course Championships, Abu Dhabi International Tri, Koh Samui Tri and the ITU Long Distance World Championships in France. She then went on to dominate the US season with four more Ironman 70.3 wins including her 2nd 70.3 World Championship in Vegas with another new course record. This win brought her a 2nd World Title within the one clander year. Only the 4th person in history to achieve this behind Simon Lessing, Craig Alexander and Leanda Cave. She also became the first female to win the World 70.3 title twice. Melissa returned to Australia to cap off her year claiming her 4th Australian Triathlon Championship title at Mandurah 70.3 in a new course record, and taking out the Phuket Double with wins in the Laguna Phuket Triathlon and the Challenge Phuket Half. Melissa’s achievements for 2013 earned her the title of Female Triathlete of the Year by Triathlete Magazine
awarded her with Performance of the Year.