Emma Carney dominated the world of Triathlon through the mid - late nineties.
Her experiences as World Champion and her constant battles with injury ensure she has a unique story to tell.
Emma Carney raced her first triathlon in 1993, competed in her first International Triathlon at the World Championships in Wellington, New Zealand in 1994 and won that race by the largest margin in the history of the sport.
During 1995, 1996 and 1997 Emma won all but three races and took Triathlon to a new level of speed, power and athleticism, coupled with female grace.
Seasons 1998 and 1999 were both severely restricted by illness and injury. During 1998 after starting the season with Australian Championship and International race victories Emma developed a blood disorder, followed by calf and achilles injuries caused by trying to return to racing too quickly. In April 1999 at the start of the season Emma sustained a stress fracture in her foot, resulting in immobilisation in plaster and the loss of almost four months training.
Emma had been training for just seven weeks prior to the 1999 World Championships, yet finished third to announce to the world she was back racing. Quite a remarkable achievement.
Prior to being a Triathlete Emma had a background in athletics and was one of Australia's leading young Athletes. Emma has represented Australia in two World Cross Country Championships and Road Relay Teams and was National Schools Track Champion at 1500 metres and 3000 metres.